Graduate Program

Graduate Student, Brie Myre, was featured in an article from the Omaha World Herald, which covers her research with sea turtles.

Interested in applying to our graduate program? You can find more information on our How to Apply page.

Seminar Series


4:00 pm in BSBE 115

Ege Kavalali
Departments of Neuroscience and Physiology, UT Southwestern
“Studying Synaptic Transmission at the Level of Individual Synaptic Vesicles”

Also check out the upcoming seminars for the Spring 2017 semester.

Faculty Spotlight

July’s Faculty Spotlight features new Assistant Professor Christine Merlin whose research focuses on circadian rhythms using the monarch butterfly as a model organism.

Missed last month’s faculty spotlight? You can find it on our Past Faculty Spotlight Page.

In the News


The Department of Biology recognizes that just as diversity in natural populations of organisms contributes to their ability to survive, thrive, and adapt diversity also enriches our community of scholars.  Therefore, we are dedicated to building a culturally broad and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students who are committed to teaching, working, and learning in an environment that is supportive of all members of our department.  For more information, check out our Diversity statement and resources.

You can find our previous “In the News” Stories on our News Archives page.

Excellence in Education

Our Missions

Dr. Arne Lekven lectures his students on the steps of BSBE.

Teaching the scientists, educators, and health-care professionals of tomorrow

Dr. Xioarong Lin at a microscope.

Research that covers the breadth of biology

Student working at STEM Outreach event

Service at the local, national, and international level