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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 – Spring 2019

I hope that you have all had a great winter and spring season. What a welcome spring has been after an especially long and wet winter. Spring arrived quickly, and I can’t help but draw parallels with two of the building projects that Biology is involved in.

Posted on May 17, 2019

Austin Gray

Congratulations to Austin Gray

Austin Gray received a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry-North America Student Exchange Award which will support his travel to […]

Posted on July 11, 2019

Ann Berry Somers

Congratulations to Ann Somers for winning the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the category of Public Service

The Governor’s Award for Excellence is the highest honor a state employee may receive for dedicated service to the State […]

Posted on June 27, 2019

Ann Berry Somers

Congratulations to Ann Somers!

Congratulations to Ann Somers, who was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award in STEM Education from the North Carolina Association […]

Posted on June 20, 2019


Upcoming Events

October 2, 2019

Dr. Frank Aylward

Evolutionary genomics of uncultivated microbial groups in the global ocean

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October 30, 2019

Dr. Nika Galic

Dealing with data gaps: Combining trait-based approaches and metabolic theory for assessing risks to threatened and endangered species

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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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