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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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Student Stories: Na-Jee Harris

April 17, 2014

Na-Jee Harris
2012 B.S. & 2014 M.S. Biology

Accepted to University of Illinois- Chicago, College of Dentistry Urban Health Program

I was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago and graduated from Morgan Park High School in 2007. Entering college as a first generation college student, Purdue University Calumet was the perfect school for ...

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Dr. Michael Zimmer Promoted to Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

April 9, 2014

The Purdue Board of Trustees granted promotions to Prof. Mike Zimmer and other nine Purdue Calumet faculty members during a Board meeting at Purdue North Central on April 4, 2014. The promotions are effective with the start of the 2014-15 academic year.

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Congratulations to Student Researchers

April 9, 2014

Congratulations to First and Second Place Winners of Graduate Poster Award at the Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day, April, 3, 2014. First Place – Christ Hartman (Mentor: Evert Ting) for his research on reduction of Salmonella Typhimurium contamination on glass by application of bacteriophages.
Second Place – Adam Riley & Jordan Lowry ...

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Congratulations to the 2014 PUC Outstanding Student Award Biology Recipients

March 24, 2014

On March 23, 2014, seven outstanding biology students are honored by Chancellor Keon for their exceptional academic accomplishments, leadership potential, positive attitude, as well service to the community, the department, and the university. They are role models for other students to follow.

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Summer Course Offerings from the Dept. Biological Sciences

March 19, 2014

We have an exciting line up of courses to offer this summer that will appeal to biology majors and non-majors alike.  

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Nikka Abaricia Presents Poster at American Society for Cell Biology Conference in New Orleans in December 2013

February 14, 2014

Nikka Abaricia Presents Her Poster at the ASCBNikka Abaricia recently presented a poster at the ASCB conference in New Orleans. She shares her exciting experience below:

“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, ...

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