Students prepare for their career in healthcare or veterinary medicine, molecular genetics, or conservation biology in a research-intensive program led by professors who put student education first. The biology major emphasizes scientific skills applicable to any career, while giving students access to a wide variety of courses to match student’s specific interests. Faculty research programs are designed to educate students while contributing to science. Students engage in a semester-long independent research project or participate in the Summer Science Institute. For more information, visit the Biological Sciences webpage.


Submissions from 2017


Student Misconceptions about Plants – A First Step in Building a Teaching Resource, April N. Wynn, Irvin L. Pan, Elizabeth E. Rueschhoff, Maryann A B Herman, and E Kathleen Archer

Submissions from 2014


The Arabidopsis thaliana GRF-INTERACTING FACTOR gene family plays an essential role in control of male and female reproductive development, Byung Ha Lee, April N. Wynn, Robert G. Franks, Yong-sic Hwang, Jun Lim, and Jeong Ho Kim


Novel functional roles for PERIANTHIA and SEUSS during floral organ identity specification, floral meristem termination, and gynoecial development, April N. Wynn, Andrew A. Seaman, Ashley L. Jones, and Robert G. Franks

Submissions from 2012


Studying Human Disease Genes in Caenorhabditis Elegans : A Molecular Genetics Laboratory Project, Elisabeth A. Cox-Paulson, Theresa M. Grana, Michelle A. Harris, and Janet M. Batzli

Submissions from 2011


Transcriptomic characterization of a synergistic genetic interaction during carpel margin meristem development in Arabidopsis thaliana, April N. Wynn, Elizabeth E. Rueschhoff, and Robert G. Franks

Submissions from 2010


Building Better Scientists through Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration in Synthetic Biology: A Report from the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching Workshop 2010, Michael J. Wolyniak, Consuelo J. Alvarez, Vidya Chandrasekaran, Theresa M. Grana, Andrea Holgado, Christopher J. Jones, Robert W. Morris, Anil L. Pereira, Joyce Stamm, Talitha M. Washington, and Yixin Yang