Contemporary Research Facilities

Students at all levels work with faculty to contribute to our highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research programs, using modern equipment including confocal microscopy, real-time PCR, next-generation DNA sequencing, bacterial and mammalian cell culture, mass-spectroscopy, and much more. These experiences provide the opportunity for students to present their results at local and national conferences. Research in the Department of Biological Sciences is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, and numerous private foundations.

Modern Teaching Facilities

In the Department of Biological Sciences students learn in high-tech classrooms that provide an interactive and collaborative environment. In laboratory-based classes, students utilize the same modern research equipment used in faculty-led research projects. We believe science is best learned through hands-on laboratory experience, supplementing classroom teaching.