We are a large unified department conducting world-class research spanning the breadth of biological questions and experimental systems — from ecosystems to nanobiology, from evolution to cell and molecular biology to systems biology and bioinformatics.
Our graduate programs offer opportunities for cutting-edge research training in key areas of behavior, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, ecology, evo-devo, evolution, genetics, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, and plant biology. In Biology, you will have the opportunity to become superb researchers in their chosen area of specialization. You will learn how to plan and critically analyze scientific research, give seminars, write high-quality research papers, and get grants funded. Our degree programs are designed to allow maximum intellectual development and training for a multitude of future careers, from university-level research and teaching, to the biotechnology industry, to non-profit environmental work.