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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 -  Undergraduate and Graduate students work side-by-side with a faculty who are committed to both teaching and scholarship.
  • Seven undergraduate majors and one specialty concentration - Biological Sciences (BS or BA), Molecular Biology (BS or BA), Ecology & Biodiversity (BS or BA) and Integrated Sciences (BA). These options reflect the diverse applications and career opportunities in the life sciences.
  • Pre-Professional tracks - Undergraduates can follow sequences of required and recommended courses to prepare them for medical, dental, nursing, physicians assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy and veterinary schools.
  • M S and PhD programs - Graduate students conduct original research in Cell & Molecular Biology or Ecology & Evolution.

Seminars - Winter Quarter 2016

Friday, Jan 8 at 1:00pm in Olin 105 - "AKAP150 Dynamics in Anterior Pituitary Cells" - Kristen Dew, MS Candidate in Cellular & Molecular Biology - Dept. of Biological Sciences- University of Denver

Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 4:00pm in Boettcher Auditorium 101 - "The prohormone VGF regulates β-cell function via extracellular and intracellular pathways" - Samuel Stephens, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, Duke University Medical Center

Monday, Feb. 1 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Unraveling Cell Polarity Dynamics with Single-Cell Biochemistry" - Dan Dickinson, Goldstein Lab, University of North Carolina

Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 4:00pm in Boettcher Auditorium 101 - "Three's a Crowd: Impact of Centrosome over-duplication on Endothelial Function" - Erich Kushner, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina

Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Novel Roles of Formin Actin Nucleators in Cell Adhesion and Motility" - Colleen Skau, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, Department of Health and Human Services

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 4:00pm in Boettcher Auditorium 101- "Context Matters: A quantitative mechanism for the same signalling pathway to induce different cell fates" - Amanda Zacharias, Department of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania

Monday, Feb. 15 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Craniofacial Cell Fage Variability: The Intersection of Genetics and Epigenetics" - Jamie Nichols, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon

Monday, Feb. 22 at 2:00pm in Boettcher West 254 - "Food for Thougt: Nutrition and the Aging Brain" - Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Research Center on Aging, Tufts University