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

David Bates
Dept. of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

“Overcoming blocks to DNA replication: topology-mediated replication fork pausing and reversal at protein barriers”

You can find the complete Fall 2016 seminar schedule on our Seminar page.

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


Dr. Mary Wicksten recently participated in a four-day NOAA-sponsored diving cruise to the Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

As part of this “Lionfish Inivitaitonal,” divers from aquaria, universities, and private groups speared, netted, or otherwise removed as many invasive lionfish as possible.  Additionally, the cruise allowed researchers to monitor a puzzling die-off of sponges and corals near the sea floor of the East Flower Gardens Banks.  In all, the group was able to capture or kill 396 lionfish!

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

The Department of Biology is currently inviting applications for

2 tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions in Evolutionary Genomics

Application review will begin November 1, 2016

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