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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

From cellular structure and function to ecosystem dynamics

Research and discovery are the hallmarks of an academic experience in Biological Sciences at the University of Denver. Undergraduate and graduate students work side-by-side with a faculty mentors.

Undergraduates may choose from five majors and two specialty concentrations.  These options reflect the diverse applications and career opportunities for students of the life sciences.

Graduate students in the MS and PhD programs perform original research in their chosen field beginning in the first year.  Curriculum and research options are selected either in Cell & Molecular Biology or Ecology & Evolution.

The intellectual growth and achievements of our students are fostered by distinguished faculty who are committed to both teaching and scholarship. The collective endeavors of our students and faculty are supported by state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms.

Biology Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Poster Schedule

LINK to the Spring Schedule for submission dates, research symposium, posters, etc.

Seminars - Mondays at 4:00 pm in Olin 105

Apr 7 - "Mosquitoes and climate change: the roles of genetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity" - Dr. Emilie Gray, Colorado College

Apr 14 - DU Grad Student Talks: "Rapamycin treatment in the Ts65Dn mouse model of premature aging and Down syndrome" - Nathan Duval, "Ecological impact of light pollution on nocturnal Lepidoptera: trends and mechanisms" - Kylee Grenis

Apr 21 - Kim Hoke, Colo State University

May 5 - "Rescuing populations from extinction using genetic and demographic inputs: insights from a model system" - Ruth Hufbauer, Colo State University

May 19 - "Identifying a conserved toolkit of RNA-binding proteins that regulate dendrite development" - Eugenia Olesnicky Killian, UC Colo Springs