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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.

advising for Winter 2018

  • Biology majors -  meet with your assigned major advisors October 16-27 for advising and to have your PIN unlocked for registration.  Registration for Winter Quarter is October 30-November 2.  (Oct. 27 if you have early registration.)  
  • If you do not know who your assigned advisor is or have any other advising questions, please send an email inquiry (include your student ID number!) to biology.advising@du.edu
  • Biology minors - you will need to go to the biology office at your registration time to get an over-ride in order register for your biology courses.
  • For Pre-Health advising go to the PPAH web page.

BIOLOGY NEWS

Molecular Biology alumnus, Bailey Loving '15, co-founds the CU Anschutz "Black Men and Women in White Coats", and is featured in a video that talks about his journey to medical school

Dr. Nancy Lorenzon named DU Faculty Career Champion for work with Pre-Health students

DU Biological Sciences partners with a Swedish university to offer 5 year Bachelors + Masters program for biology majors


Seminars - fall Quarter 2017

 

Monday, September 11 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Single Cell & Single Molecule: Using transcriptomes and transcripts to understand the early embryo" - Dr. Erin Nishimura, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Colorado State University

Monday, September 18 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Insights from avian hybrid zones into the origin and maintenance of biodiversity" - Scott Taylor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder

Friday, September 22 at 12:00pm in BAUD 101 - "Dense Core Vesicle Heterogeneity in Anterior Pituitary Cells" - Kelly Sinak, Masters Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Friday, September 22 at 2:00pm in Olin 105 - "Folding tissues at different scales: from motor to tissue" - Adam C. Martin, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday, September 25 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Ecological Immunology of Diet Breadth" - Angela Smilanich, Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno

Monday, October 2 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Sexual Interactions stimulate the reproductive brain" - Pei-San Tsai, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder

Monday, October 9 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Visualizing non-canonical secretory trafficking in neurons" - Matthew Kennedy, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado, Denver

Monday, October 16 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Mechanisms of Norrin/Frizzled4 Signaling in Retinal Angiogenesis and Blood-Retina Barrier Formation" - Harold Junge, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder

Monday, October 23 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Species Interaction in a Changing World" - Emily Mooney, Department of Biology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Monday, November 6 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "How foliage-foraging ants are perceived from above: A view from butterflies and bees" - Paulo Oliveira, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brasil

Monday, November 13 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Schuyler van Engelenburg, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Monday, November 20 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Robert Garcea, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder