Biological Sciences

Development and Disease

Focus areas are in cancer, microbial pathogenesis, neuroscience, development and stem cells, plant biology and bioenergetics. Experimental approaches in physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics and advanced cell imaging are interleaved throughout these major focus areas.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Focal research areas are Evolutionary Ecology, Physiology and Behavior, Biology Learning Research, and Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology. Many faculty members belong to multiple focus areas, and these areas include faculty from other departments due to the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of our research programs.

Molecular Bioscienes

This program uses a wide variety of experimental approaches ranging from X-ray crystallography, NMR, Cryo-electron microscopy, electron tomography, and spectroscopic techniques for examining and determining molecular structures, to molecular biological, genetic, and genomic techniques for studying genes, genomes, and proteomes.