COVID-19 Newsletter

Courtesy of Dr. Michael Manson


Ben Neuman

Texas A&M Today: Dr. Ben Neuman Discusses What You Should Know About The Delta Variant 

Dr. Ben Neuman, Texas A&M Virologist in TAMU Biology, discusses how the United Kingdom’s experience with the Delta Variant of the coronavirus is like the “canary in our mine” for how it will make its way to the United States. Check our Dr. Neuman’s discussion of the Delta Variant and its spread in the Texas A&M Today Article.

Ryan Rahman

Ryan Rahman Named 2021 Astronaut Scholar

Congratulations to Ryan Rahman ‘22, a Biology major from Lubbock, TX, who has been awarded a 2021 Astronaut Foundation Scholarship! Astronaut Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate initiative, creativity, and excellence in undergraduate research and academics in their fields, as well as their potential to become leaders in their scientific and professional pursuits. Ryan is one of two TAMU students selected for the scholarship, both students are in Texas A&M College of Science. Please take a moment to congratulate Ryan and read the TAMU Science Article about the newest Astronaut Scholars from TAMU!

Jennifer Bradford wins 2021 Excellence in Graduate Advising Award

Jennifer Bradford wins 2021 Excellence in Graduate Advising Award

Congratulations to Texas A&M Biology’s Program Coordinator for Graduate Advising, Jennifer Bradford, winner of the 2021 Excellence in Graduate Advising Award from the Office for Student Success! The purpose of the Excellence in Graduate Advising Award is to recognize academic advisors who help to create and nurture an environment in which highly qualified, diverse graduate and professional students can thrive. Please take a moment to read more about Jennifer and her well-deserved award!


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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