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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

Success During the Pandemic

The UNCG Department of Biology has a plan to support your success during the pandemic.   Jump To: Courses offered […]

Posted on July 7, 2020

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

The faculty and staff of the UNCG Department of Biology recognize that systemic racism, racist behaviors, and gender biased policies […]

Posted on July 2, 2020

A message from the Head

Dear Colleagues, Like all of you, I have been watching the impact of centuries of racism and violence against BIPOC in […]

Posted on May 31, 2020

Austin Gray

Congrats to Austin Gray!

His newest publication is referenced here:

Posted on July 14, 2020

Olav Rueppell

Dr. Olav Rueppell in Reader’s Digest

Ants Ants are the janitors of the forest, cleaning up dead stuff and making way for new life. They sometimes help […]

Posted on July 2, 2020

Dean Kiss on the Interplanetary Podcast

Dr. John Z. Kiss, Biology Professor and Dean of College of Arts and Sciences UNCG featured in the Interplanetary Podcast […]

Posted on June 26, 2020


Upcoming Events

August 26, 2020

Safety/COVID-19 seminar

Safety/COVID-19 Seminar

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September 2, 2020

Research in Biology–Meet and Greet

Research in Biology--Meet and Greet

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September 9, 2020

Dr. Stephen Greiman


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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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Currently looking for Assistant Professors and Post-Doctoral Fellows. View all available positions.


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