Department of Biological Sciences

Through a unique combination of strengths, the Department of Biological Sciences provides pathways to successful careers in research, academia, industry, government, and biology-based professions. The teaching and research within the department cover many interests yet find common ground in shared technology, the use of model organisms, and a focus on the fundamental principles that govern biological systems.The department focuses is on life-enhancing research and solutions to real-world problems.

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    Student Work featured on Journal Cover

    The work of graduate student, Erica Hutchins, appears in the September 11 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience  (Hutchins & Szaro, 2013), and an image from her work is featured on the cover. The research concerns the biochemical regulation of the growth of nerves and was performed in the lab of Professor Ben Szaro. The cover photograph shows fluorescent labeling of various proteins in a Xenopus laevis embryo and was taken with the Confocal Microscope in the Biological Imaging Facility.
  • Faculty Work featured on Journal Cover

    The work of new faculty member Paolo Forni appeared on the cover of the December 11 Journal of Neuroscience. The image shows a histological section of nasal area of a mouse embryo. Neurons of the olfactory pit were immunostained to demonstrate localization on two important proteins in the respiratory epithelium and the nasal mesenchyme
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    Graduate Scholarship Application

    The Lawrence and Marie Shore Graduate Scholarship in the Life Sciences enhances the
    educational mission of the University at Albany through the provision of an annual
    graduate scholarship to a student studying Biological Sciences (including Forensics),
    Chemistry, Psychology (Neuroscience) or Physics (Biophysics). The award(s) shall be
    applied to a graduate student in financial need and who has/have demonstrated academic
    achievement. Deadline: April 18. [More ...]