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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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Prof. Young Choi’s Restoration Project Has Improved Habitats for Plants and Wildlife at Wolf Lake Shoreline

December 15, 2014

In partnership with AWLI and the City of Hammond, Prof. Young Choi and his research team, Eric Bird, Jazmin Garcia, Samantha Kinsman, Rachel Shmagranoff, Emily Smith and Rebecca Tiemens, at Purdue University Calumet, recently completed a two year $6.9 million restoration of the Wolf Lake shoreline. Before the restoration, the land was dominated by exotic ...

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Prof. Curtis Creighton Receives Research Grant

December 15, 2014

Prof. Creighton recently received $25,000 award from Keystone McAlester Conservation Area and American Buring Beetle Bank LLC for a research project “ Evaluation of the prey base and feeding relationships of the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) using stable isotope analysis. The American burying beetle is a federally listed endangered species. Like all burying ...

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Fall 2014 Commencement

October 14, 2014

FALL 2014 COMMENCEMENT digita sign (for Kim Frazier)

 

 

 

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FALL 2014 LIFE SCIENCES SEMINAR

October 14, 2014

Fall 2014 LIFE SCIENCES SEMINAR

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 2  Vladimir Riazanski, Ph.D, Department of Neurobiology, Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Chicago Title:Bacterial killing by alveolar macrophages

Sept 9   No Seminar (Biology ...

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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

Photo of Jessica OrrJessica 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 ...

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