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Biological Sciences is one of the fastest growing areas of human knowledge and technology. This growth impacts on many areas from basic knowledge of biological systems to practical applications in medicine, the environment, forensic science, human behavior, and many other areas. The teaching and research within the Department of Biological Sciences covers a broad spectrum of interests yet find common grounds in the shared technology, use of model organisms, and a focus on the fundamental principles that govern biological systems.

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    Group travels to Gabon

    Dr. Katy Gonder and her graduate students Matt Mitchell and Paul Sesink Clee traveled to Cameroon and Gabon for a workshop on biodiversity in the Congo Basin. The travel by train and "bush taxi" was an eye-opener for the students who had not previously traveled to the region.
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    Congratulations, Class of 2011

    Congratulations to the Biological Sciences and Biocheminstry/Molecular Biology graduates of 2011. The Faculty and Staff wish you success and prosperity in all your future endeavors. [Photos from the Recognition Ceremony]
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    Chen receives AHA grant

    Professor Haijun Chen received an American Heart Association grant for three years to study changes in cardiac potassium channels. The grant follows a paper published in the journal Science Signalling and focuses on characterizing the ways that specific pores in the cell membranes can maintain their selectivity for the potassium ion. [more]