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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.

Seminars - Mondays at 4:00 pm in Olin 105 unless otherwise indicated

Mar 2 - "Melanocortin receptor accessory proteins in adrenal disease and obesity" - Dr. Li Chan - Centre for Endocrinology, William Harvey Research Institute London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK

Mar 4 - "Evolving premating barriers during ecological speciation" - Genevieve Kozak - Dept of Biology, Tufts Univ - WEDNESDAY seminar at NOON in BW 124

Mar 12 - "The Mechanics of Cell Shape Change during Embryonic Development" - Eric Weischaus (1995 Nobel Laureate in Medicine) - Dept of Molec Biol, Princeton Univ - THURSDAY seminar at 4:00 pm in OLIN 205

Mar 30 - Joe Statwick - Graduate student presentation

Apr 6 - Bradley Olwin - CU-Boulder

Apr 13 - Diego Krapf - CSU

Apr 14 - Edward Dunlea - National Academy of Sciences

Apr 20 - William Monahan - National Parks Service

Apr 27 - Jennyfer Mora Cristancho and Aimee Winter - Graduate student presentations

May 4 - Daniela Vergara - CU-Boulder

May 11 - Faten Taram and Elizabeth Barnes - Graduate student presentations

May 18 - Darrell Killian - Colorado College