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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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Two Microbiology Positions Open at DonLevy Laboratories in Crown Point, IN

April 16, 2015

job postingDonLevy Laboratories is currently seeking two fill two positions: Microbiologist I and Microbiology Laboratory Technical Support I for second shift.  Form more information, review the postings below.  To apply to the Microbiologist I position, click here.  To apply for the Microbiology Laboratory Technical Support I ...

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2015 Student Research Days in SULB from 10:00 – 4:30.

April 15, 2015

Don’t forget to attend the 2015 Student Research Day tomorrow, April 16th, in the Student Union Library Building Alumni Hall. The posters will be presented from 10:00 – 12:30. Graduate students Priya Prahash and Christopher Hartman will be giving oral presentations at 3:55 in SUL 305 and 2:55 SUL 317 respectively. Come out and support ...

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Congratulations to Prof. Curtis Creighton for his promotion to Full Professor!

April 15, 2015

Purdue University Board of Trustees granted promotions to Prof. Curtis Creighton to Full Professor on April 10, 2015. The promotion is effective August 17, 2015.

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Prof. Creighton joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University Calumet in August 2000. He was promoted to the rank of Associated Professor ...

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Biological Sciences Career Night Event on March 26, 2015 was a Huge success

April 2, 2015

imagebar1Over 50 undergraduate and graduate students attended the Biological Sciences Career Night event on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 5 to 7:30 PM.  Sixteen outside professionals including Physician, Dentists, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, Medical Technology Program Director, Museum Facilitator, Conservation Ecologist, Microbiology Lab Managers (Silliker Labs), Research Coordinator, College ...

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Prof. Radmila Sarac Receives Fall 2015 Purdue Calumet Teaching Innovation Grant

March 30, 2015

SaracProf. Sarac has been awarded a Teaching Innovation Grant from Purdue University Calumet to evaluate the effectiveness of 3D visualization modules on student learning outcomes and assess student motivation and perceptions related to 3D learning in Fall 2015. This project will be conducted in collaboration with faculty ...

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Department of Biological Sciences is ready to offer a new Health Sciences Concentration in Fall 2015

March 30, 2015

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A new Health Sciences Concentration will be added to the B.S. in Biology Degree Program beginning in Fall 2015. This concentration is designed for students who plan to enter health science related fields and features Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Basic Microbiology, Immunology, and a wide ...

read more ... Department of Biological Sciences is ready to offer a new Health Sciences Concentration in Fall 2015