Former Student Spotlight

Shannon Mackey

Former Graduate Student, Dr. Shannon Mackey, is highlighted in this month’s Former Student Spotlight.  Dr. Mackey, who earned a PhD. in Microbiology under the guidance of Distinguished Professor Susan Golden, is currently an Associate Professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

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

Seminar Series

Wesley Thompson

4:00 pm in BSBE 115

Wesley Thompson
Department of Biology, Texas A&M University
“What genetically modified mice and imaging tell us about aging and dystrophy in muscle”

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

Faculty Spotlight

The 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