Department Of Biology

The Biology Ph.D. program received the 2019 Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education. We support undergraduate scholarly endeavors, train students for an array of careers in research and related professional fields, and communicate the impact and significance of biology to an array of students. Despite the heated discussions that remained about the importance of ‘evo-devo,’ or what molecular evolution meant for the synthetic theory, and despite a number of challenges from outside of science such as the ‘intelligent design,’ or ID advocates, the century drew to a close with a much broader view of evolutionary biology.

Microbiology is a biological science involved with the study of microscopic organisms. In light of Campus closure regarding COVID-19, employees in the college of Natural and Health Sciences are working remotely and faculty are teaching classes virtually in an effort to best support our campus community. In the biological sciences, a common way to study the impact of a part of a system is to entirely abrogate it. For example, to determine the effect of a gene on an organism, scientists often compare knock-out animals, animals lacking the gene in question, to their wild-type counterparts.

Visit the websites of the following professional bodies to find out more about courses and careers in biological sciences. Figure (PageIndex1): Biology: The Study of Life: A collection of organisms clockwise from top left: bacteria, koala, fern, toadstool, tree frog, tarantula. A study of how life came to be the way it is today, evolutionary biology involves anything from exploring organisms at the cellular level to the study of entire ecosystems.

This special issue addresses a broad spectrum of biological problems in non-model organisms and highlights the utility of genome editing across levels of complexity from development and physiology to behaviour and evolution. The field of biology studies all aspects of life from sub-cellular processes to planetary ecosystems. Biology definition: the branch of science that primarily deals with structure, function, growth, evolution, and distribution of organisms.

In your first year, you’ll be in timetabled teaching activities such as lectures, seminars, practical classes and workshops, guided independent study sessions and fieldwork for about 14 hours a week. Kevin Dunbar and his students spent many hours meticulously interviewing real biologists from top laboratories, recording their lab meetings, and reading grant applications and manuscripts of research papers. On this module you’ll attend lectures, practical classes and workshops, and supervised time in a studio or workshops and you’ll take part in fieldwork study and guided independent study.

Pharmaceutical microbiology is concerned with the study of microorganisms associated with the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. The branch of science which deals with the study of origin of new from old i.e. origin, variation, inter-relationship between organisms of past and present days. Our undergraduate students thrive in an atmosphere that promotes exploration and collaboration across all areas of research and study.

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