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The philosophy of the Biology Department is to create an environment in which many areas of biology are represented, and interactions with a diverse group of colleagues provide opportunities to broaden your thinking and make connections between different fields and scientific approaches.

Upcoming Events



Supporting students of diverse backgrounds in the sciences with Dr. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor and Dr. Mecky Pohlschroder

- | Leid 109

Biology department Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) workshops provide the opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to discuss a variety of teaching topics and pedagogy with faculty in our department.…



Let Me Try That Again: How Sex Influences Learning, Decision Making, and Modeling Autism

Nicola Grissam, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levin Building



Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Unique Sensory System Adaptations

Nick Bellono, Ph.D., Harvard University
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levin Building

Sensory systems often show enhanced rates of adaptation or evolutionary drift compared with other systems, reflecting an organism’s need to adapt to a specific ecological niche. Indeed, highly specialized structures…