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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 fall 2018

  • Biology majors -  meet with your assigned major advisors April 30 - May 11 for advising and to have your PIN unlocked for registration.  Registration for Fall Quarter is May 14-17 (May 11, 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 and non-biology Pre-Health track- you will need to contact the biology office to get an over-ride in order register for your biology courses.
  • For Pre-Health advising go to the DU Pre-Health web page.

BIOLOGY NEWS

Dr. Robin Tinghitella gives TED talk on "Waiting, Dating and Mating-Adventure"

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 - spring Quarter 2018

Monday, March 26 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Differentially-dimensioned furrow formation by zygotic gene expression during Drosophila embryogenesis" - Yi Xie, PhD Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Monday, April 2 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Drosophila Vps54 regulates developmental of the larval neuromuscular junction" - Emily Starke, PhD Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver  AND  "Melanocortin receptor-4 regulates α-cell function and the counter-regulatory response in insulin-induced hypoglycemia in mice" - Emily Wilkinson, PhD Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Monday, April 16 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Deep homology in contractile tissues in animals" - Jeffrey Colgren, PhD Candidate  AND "Rab35 directs cell shape change during mesoderm invagination" - Hui Miao, PhD Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Monday, April 23 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "The Origins of the Vertebrate Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis: Insights from Lampreys" - Stacia A. Sower, PhD, University of New Hampshire   LONG LECTURE SERIES

Tuesday, May 1 at 2:00pm in BAUD 103 - "Superresolved Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Spatial Arrangement of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1 (HIV-1) Envelope Glycoprotein at sites of Viral Assembly" - Carmen Buttler, MS Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Monday, May 7 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Whitley Lehto, PhD Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Tuesday, May 8 at 10:00am in BAUD 101 - "Diet breadth evolution and diversification of a generalist herbivore" - Mayra Vidal, PhD Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Thursday, May 10 - "Effects of anthropogenic noise on mating behavior and fitness" - Gabrielle Gurule-Small, MS Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Thursday, May 17 at 2:00pm in ECS 410 - "Origins of Animal Cell Adhesion" - Jennyfer Mitchell, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Monday, May 21 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Jerry Stitzel