Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences
Biology holds vital keys to our society’s future. Advances in gene therapy, stem cells, ecosystem restoration, and biomass energy production are just a few of the ways that biology will change our lives.
To prepare students for careers in this exciting field, our department is committed to excellence in both instruction and research. We emphasize an integrated approach to teaching modern biology that is designed to build solid backgrounds in the vital biological sub-disciplines, develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and provide practical, cutting-edge experience.
For more information regarding our programs, please view our Downloadable brochure (PDF)
January 28, 2016
Spring 2016 LIFE SCIENCES SEMINAR
All seminars will be Fridays at 1:00-1:50 PM in Gyte 240
Jan 15 No Seminar (Biology Graduate Seminar and Capstone students meet)
Jan 22 Greg Dwyer, PhD; Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago
Title: Better Disease Models through Dead, Rotting Bugs
Jan 29 No Seminar (Biology Graduate ...read more ... FALL 2015 LIFE SCIENCES SEMINAR
October 27, 2015
AmeriCorps is looking to find 6 individuals that will comprise the Conservation Corps of Iowa crew that will be stationed at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Republic, Missouri. Conservation Corps Iowa is in partnership with the National Park Service to assist with vegetation management projects, including invasive plant control and plant community restoration in 9 national park ...read more ... AmeriCorps Field Program Openings in Iowa
September 8, 2015
Drop by Gyte 107 at 11:00 this Friday to meet biological sciences faculty and fellow biology majors and get a free ice cream treat.
read more ... Ice Cream Social Friday Sept 11th 11:00 AM in G107
September 8, 2015
All seminars will be Tuesdays at 4:00 – 5:00 PM in Gyte 108
Aug 26 No Seminar (Biology Graduate Seminar and Capstone students meet)
Sept 1 Elizabeth Flaherty, Ph.D; Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
Title: Wildlife responses to timber management and forest restoration programs
Sept 8 No Seminar (Biology Graduate Seminar and Capstone students meet)
Sept 15 Jeffrey ...read more ... Fall 2015 Life Science Seminar Series
June 11, 2015
The Purdue University Graduate School is transitioning to a new online application system. If you start an online application now, it must be submitted by June 14, 2015. The online application system will be unavailable from June 14 to July 1. If you do not meet the June 14 deadline, please wait until July 1 ...read more ... NOTE: Transition to new online application system will affect M.S. application procedures
June 9, 2015
The biology display case outside of Gyte room 04 has been updated. Check out the diverse sea creatures on display and see how many you can identify.
read more ... Prof. Bones Visits the Ocean