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We are committed to providing excellent and comprehensive instruction at undergraduate and graduate levels in environmental health science, ecology, evolution and cell and molecular biology.

In The News

Biology Department Newsletter – Fall 2019

I hope you have had a nice summer and fall this year. I am excited to tell you about what […]

Posted on December 13, 2019

A Q&A with Dr. Bruce Kirchoff

What happens when you combine a passion for plant identification, cognitive psychology, software development, and research? You get award-winning biology […]

Posted on November 20, 2019

Yener Ulus

Yener Ulus research feature

One of our PhD students, Yener Ulus, has had his work featured by the Water Resources Research Institute of the […]

Posted on November 19, 2019

Austin Gray

Austin Gray at the SETAC meeting

Austin Gray attended the 40th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America Annual Meeting last week in Toronto. […]

Posted on November 12, 2019


Upcoming Events

January 29, 2020

Dr. Eric Josephs

Molecular Biophysics of DNA Damage, Gene Editing, and DNA Repair

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February 12, 2020

Dr. Kaira Wagoner

Honey Bee Health: Fact, Fiction, and Pheromones

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February 19, 2020

Dr. Louis Daniel

The Tragedy of the Commons: North Carolina Marine Fisheries

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Alumni Stories

Jenessa Gjeltema, DVM, Dipl. ACZM is currently an Assistant Professor of Zoological Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

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