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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.

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Biology Department Welcomes New Genetics Professor, Nicole Evans

August 14, 2014

Niki-EvansThe Dept. Biological Sciences welcomed Prof. Nicole Evans to the faculty as a visiting professor in August 2013. Prof. Evans received her B.S. in Biology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan and her Ph.D in Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan in ...

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Jessica Orr, Biology Lab Operation Coordinator, receives 2014 Purdue University Calumet Outstanding Operations Assistant of the Year Award

August 14, 2014

jessicaJessica Orr was recognized as the Operations Assistant of the Year  at theAnnual Purdue University Calumet Service Luncheon on April 25, 2014. Jessica joined Purdue University Calumet in 2011.  Her main job responsibility is to manage general biology/microbiology preparation lab and prepare materials for teaching labs. Because ...

read more ... Jessica Orr, Biology Lab Operation Coordinator, receives 2014 Purdue University Calumet Outstanding Operations Assistant of the Year Award

Diana Young, Biology Lab Operation Coordinator, Receives 2014 The Going The Extra Mile With A Smile Award

August 14, 2014

dianaDiana was nominated by Prof. W. T. Evert Ting, Prof. RadmilaSarac, and Prof. Feng-Song Wang for the 2014 The Going The Extra Mile With A Smile Award.  This award recognizes clerical, service and administrative professional support staff within Academic Affairs who have exhibited exemplary customer service and ...

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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 ...

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