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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences


Fluorescence microscope image

The Department of Biological Sciences offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to join research projects that coincide with faculty research and expertise.

Many research projects are supported by research grants from a number of agencies and foundations - both public and private. Current funding sources include the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense and Department of Justice.

Our research facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, including automated DNA sequencers, real-time PCR instruments, DNA WAVE HPLC, a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer, an Hitachi transmission electron microscope and an Olympus Fluoview 1000 confocal microscope.

Field study

Students who are interested in fieldwork and research in Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution can take advantage of unique field study sites, including an alpine research station on Mt. Evans in the Arapahoe National Forest (about a one-hour drive from campus) and collaborative research opportunities with the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Rocky Mountain Center for Conservation Genetics & Systematics.