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The Biological Sciences department spans a broad range of scientific disciplines—Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Genetics, Computational Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology, and Neurobiology. Areas of research from our award-winning faculty include biological clocks, genome maintenance, protein trafficking, vector biology, symbiosis, social evolution, microbiomes, speciation, brain asymmetry, synapse formation and plasticity, and touch, visual, and olfactory sensory systems.

Undergraduates can major in either molecular and cell biology (MCB), ecology, evolution, and organismal biology (EEOB), or the non-differentiated biological sciences (BioSci). The emphasis is on independent research, and trainees at all levels (postdoctoral, graduate, undergraduate) have access to resources and facilities within a highly collaborative environment at the intersection of the College of Arts & Science and the School of Medicine. 

For Undergraduate Students