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Your Body’s Internal Clock Dictates When You Eat, Sleep And Might Have A Heart Attack — All Based On Time Of Day

Your internal clock controls almost everything in your body! Texas A&M Biology Chronobiologist Dr. Shogo Sato explains how this sensitive system affects day-to-day tasks, how misalignment could result in health problems, and how you can change your behaviors to make your internal clock work to your advantage.

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BA.5: What To Know About The Omicron Subvariant Driving Up US COVID Cases

The highly-contagious BA.5 strain of Omicron is now the dominant form of coronavirus in the U.S. To better understand all aspects of BA.5, check out this Q&A featuring leading epidemiologist Dr. Rebecca Fischer and Texas A&M Biology Virologist Dr. Ben Neuman.

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Faculty Spotlight: Daniel Paredes-Sabja

Dr. Daniel Paredes-Sabja is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, investigating microbial pathogenesis, pathogen/microbiota-host interactions, bacterial spore physiology, genomic epidemiology and more recently vaccine-development. Dr. Paredes-Sabja is the focus of our Faculty Spotlight this month, sharing his experiences and advice. Please take a moment to read more about Dr.Paredes-Sabja!

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Basic biological research has evolved into a broad, fast-paced and dynamic profession that drives newly emerging industries and actively shapes many human endeavors. Both globally and locally, cutting-edge research at Texas A&M University strives to understand the fundamental processes driving life around us and to improve the ways people everywhere manage their health and the health of our planet. The Department of Biology is responsible for research and teaching within the vast disciplines of the biological sciences, from molecular cell biology to ecology and evolutionary biology. Our faculty perform cutting-edge research in a wide array of biological sciences in the laboratory and in the field.


Our Graduate Program in Biology offers a diverse range of integrative training opportunities for students seeking a Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences. We offer training in multiple disciplines within Biology, including Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Neurobiology and Behavior, Microbiology, Plant Biology, Biological Clocks, Mechanisms of Biological Resilience, and Physiology and Systems Biology. Our graduate students conduct creative, independent research and scholarship. Graduates of our programs prepare themselves for a wide range of career opportunities and gain positions in academic institutions, government agencies, and industry.

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The Department of Biology is responsible for introducing biological principles to students in every Texas A&M University major. We provide modern and comprehensive B.S. and B.A. curricula in Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, and Zoology for more than 1500 undergraduate biology majors. These degrees prepare students for various life science careers and are an excellent entrée to the health care professions. If you are interested in pursuing a major in one of our disciplines, or if you are currently a student and would like information on courses or the program, we have excellent undergraduate advisors who will be happy to help you.