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Department of Biology

The Department of Biology is dedicated to the University mission of the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service.  Our goals are to advance scientific literacy and provide modern training in the biosciences to undergraduate and graduate students, enabling them to pursue careers in scientific research, biology, and biomedical careers. Faculty conducting cutting edge research is vital to our mission and helps improve the quality of our undergraduate and graduate training. Outreach to local public schools and establishing partnerships in the community serve to promote the University‘s activities and increase community awareness of the role of science in our society.  Research interests include Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Neurobiology, and Plant Biology