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Kristen Consalvo

Graduate Student Spotlight Video: Kristen Consalvo

Kristen Consalvo is a PhD Candidate in the Dr. Richard Gomer Lab, studying eukaryotic chemorepulsion. Kristen sat down with us to talk about her life, choosing graduate school, her research project, and even offered up some sage advice. Take a moment to watch and learn more about Kristen and her graduate school experience, and a big thank you to Kristen for her time!

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Former Student Success: Chloe Todd

TAMU Biology graduate and first-year medical student Chloe Todd ’21 of Austin has been selected to receive the 2021 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Todd is among six recipients of the $20,000 Urann Fellowship, which is named for the society’s founder, as well as one of the top eight scorers nationwide in this year’s graduate fellowship competition. Please take a moment to read more about Chloe and her well-earned Fellowship! Whoop!

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Texas A&M Biologist Jennifer Dulin Recognized With Jerry Johnston Andrew Award for Spinal Cord Research

Texas A&M University biologist Dr. Jennifer Dulin has been selected to receive the 2021 Jerry Johnston Andrew Award for Spinal Cord Research recognizing related excellence and potential progress for the nearly 300,000 Americans currently afflicted with spinal cord injury (SCI). The award is presented annually by The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Foundation, a Houston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with neurotrauma and neurodegenerative disease. Please take a moment to congratulate Dr. Dulin and read more about the award and her research!


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, and Physiology and Systems Biology.

All students in our program receive rigorous academic training in biology and carry out their research in competitive, state-of-the-art research labs. Many faculty research programs span multiple research areas and levels of biological organization, creating a dynamic training environment for graduate students. 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.

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