Research Overview

Research in the Department of Biology reflects the diversity of the field, with faculty interests ranging from the structure and function of a molecule to the organization and evolution of behavior.  For the practical purpose of graduate training and administration, members of the Graduate Faculty are grouped into four overlapping primary concentrations: Cell and Molecular Biology and Physiology (CMBP), Neurobiology and Behavior (NB&B), Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry (MGB) and Applied Environmental Microbiology (AEM). Most members of the Graduate Faculty also belong to Centers and/or Institutes that focus on a specific problem or area in the Biological Sciences.