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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)

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Medix Seeks Graduates to Fill Microbiology Support Positions

June 25, 2014

Medix Scientific is seeking several biology graduates to fill microbiology support positions in Merrillville, IN.  The basic duties of these positions entail assisting microbiologists and technicians in day to day activities.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Joe Gorman at 630-725-4798 or via e-mail at jgorman@medixteam.com.

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Nikka Abaricia Presents Research at ASCB Conference

April 28, 2014

Nikka Abaricia, biology senior, shares her experience of presenting a poster at the American Society for Cell Biology Conference in New Orleans in December, 2013:

Every year the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) holds a national convention and invites up and coming scientists for symposiums, famed guest speakers to talk about their research, and even ...

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Biology senior, Cody Stewart, receives Purdue Calumet Sigma Xi Student Research Award

April 28, 2014

Biology senior, Cody Stewart, receives Purdue Calumet Sigma Xi Student Research Award for his research on “Intersubunit Mutational Effects of GIRK1 and GIRK4 Subunits” on April 25, 2014.

“Cody’s dedication to his studies and learning is equally demonstrated in his commitment to his career in the Army and his contributions on campus here at Purdue Calumet and ...

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Job Opportunity: Summer Research Assistant and Horticulture Tech

April 28, 2014

Purdue university is seeking a summer research assistant and horticulture technician.   Click here to view a flyer (PDF) describing the application process for these summer positions.

 

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Job Opportunity: EMSL Analytical, IN Seeking Microbiologists

April 28, 2014

EMSL Analytical, Inc., a nationwide commercial analytical testing laboratory in operation since 1981, is currently seeking microbiologists with various levels of fungal or bacterial experience. Multiple positions are available at our 34 locations within in the United States and Canada.

For more information, email me PFrasca@ EMSL.com

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Internship: Volunteer Coordinator at Dunes National Lakeshore

April 28, 2014

Internship Description: Have you ever considered herding cats? We have the volunteer opportunity for you. INDU has a vibrant volunteer program that is very busy especially in the summer. The volunteer intern will help the program manager find projects in the park, find volunteers for the projects, document the volunteers and the projects, prepare reports, ...

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