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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.
  • MS and PhD programs - Graduate students conduct original research in Cell & Molecular Biology or Ecology & Evolution.

advising for BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

  • For Current Majors (Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity, Integrated Sciences) contact your biology faculty advisor. If you do not know who your assigned biology faculty advisor is or have any other advising questions, please send an email inquiry (include your student ID number!) to [email protected].
  • For questions related to Biological Sciences Minor, a Concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience, or to declare one of the majors in Biological Sciences, please send an email inquiry (include your student ID number!) to [email protected].
  • For Pre-Health advising go to the DU Pre-Health web page.

BIOLOGY NEWS 

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

Assistant Professor Schuyler Van Engelenburg uses super resolution microscopy to unravel HIV- viral budding

Associate Professor Todd Blankenship uses quantitative fluorescence microscopy to epithelial cell movement

Assistant Professor Robin Tinghitella discovers rapid evolution of mating behavior in Hawaiian crickets

Seminars - WINTER QUARTER 2019

Monday, March 18th at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Dr. Erik Svensson, Lund University - "Dragonflies and damselflies as a bridge between micro- and macro-evolution"

Monday, April 1st at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Dr. Danica Lombardozzi, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Monday, April 8th at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Dr. Elizabeth Eipper, University of Connecticut - "Why do unicellular green algae express an enzyme required for neuropeptide biosynthesis?"

Tuesday, April 9th at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Dr. Richard Mains, University of Connecticut - "Manipulating peptidergic pathways by tissue-specific elimination of an essential biosynthetic enzyme."

Monday, April 15th at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Dr. Colleen Webb, University of Colorado at Bolder 

Monday, April 22nd at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Dr. Katie Wagner, University of Wyoming - "Speciation and diversity in African cichlid radiations"

Monday, April 29th at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Dr. Rich Reading, Director of Research and Conservation at Butterfly Pavilion

Monday, May 6th at 4:00pm in Olin 105 Dr. Yukiko Yamashita, University of Michigan

Wednesday, May 13th at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Graduate Student presentations, Blake Hummer and Yi Xie

Wednesday, May 20th at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Graduate Student presentations, Emily Wilkinson and Jeff Colgren

Wednesday, June 3rd at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Graduate Student presentations, Emily Stark and Hui Miao