Research Areas

A key goal of the Department of Biological Sciences is to promote world-class research in areas that are central to biology now and into the future. Faculty interests are currently identified in and among three broad areas: Biodiversity, Ecological and Environmental Biological Research; Cellular and Developmental Biological Research; and Physiological Research. These themes allow our strong participation in longstanding and well-developed research directions, as well as foster innovations in newly emerging areas of biology and life sciences. For more information about the research interests of specific faculty members follow the links to the research themes:

Important Dates

December 10 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period

December 22 – January 2: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Adam Bewick: “Understanding epigenetics through the lens of molecular evolution” — Wednesday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m., 201 Biological Sciences Bldg..

General seminar: Edward Jenkins, M.Sc. Defense: “Seabird dietary niche dynamics during breeding in coastal Newfoundland” — Tuesday, December 18 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Saeedeh Bani, PhD Proposal: “"The development and maintenance of migratory timing programs in a songbird"” — Tuesday, December 18 at 2 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.