Talented students working with accomplished researchers

We are committed to providing undergraduate biology majors with research experiences. Our teaching and research laboratories are stocked with modern equipment available for use by students as they use current techniques to complete research projects. Engaging in research enables students to develop and hone their critical thinking, problem solving, communication and other professional skills.

Students have the opportunity to gain research experience through our junior-level capstone course or by joining a faculty research laboratory. All Biological Science majors take our junior-level capstone course, an inquiry-based two-semester laboratory experience.  Additionally, many students join faculty research laboratories for individualized experiences during the academic year (for credit) or in the summer.  Our student researchers often present at the Duquesne University Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium, Tri-Beta conference, and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR). 

If you are interested in doing undergraduate research during the academic year for credit, contact faculty directly. If you are interested in summer undergraduate research experiences, apply to Duquesne University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program. For students who want to complete a Biology Honors Thesis, apply to the Biology Honors Program

Research Areas

If you are interested in participating in undergraduate research, you may choose from a variety of exciting projects in different research areas such as: Molecular biology; microbial biology; organismal biology and physiology or ecology. Students work collaboratively with faculty and have full access to our state-or-the-art research facilities