Core Concepts

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

Anne Hershey

Congratulations to Dr. Hershey and Austin Gray!

Julia Taylor Morton Distinguished Professor Emerita Dr. Anne E. Hershey has been awarded an NC  Sea Grant Mini-Grant for the […]

Posted on February 20, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Louis-Marie Bobay

Dr. Bobay was awarded a grant from NIH (5 years of funding). He was the lead PI on the grant […]

Posted on February 11, 2020

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


Upcoming Events

February 26, 2020

Dr. Bin Han

Royal jelly and the high royal jelly producing bees in China

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March 11, 2020

Dr. Xuegeng Wang

Epigenetic Inheritance and Environmental Health Effects

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March 25, 2020

Dr. Yoichiro Kanno

Population dynamics of stream salmonids and their implications on conservation

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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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