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Department of Biological Sciences

    Ph.D. / M.S. Research Program

    We offer research-based doctoral and master's Degrees.  As a research student, you'll work under the guidance and supervision of a professor with the additional guidance of a faculty supervisory committee, take courses as appropriate, and develop and execute a body of research which results in a dissertation (Ph.D.) or thesis (M.S.). 

    Research Areas

    We study the structure, function, development, origin, evolution and diversity of living organisms from molecules to ecosystems to better understand the world we live in. Our research spans the full range of organisms (prokaryote and eukaryote, plant and animal, invertebrate and vertebrate), levels (genetics and biochemistry to physiology and development to ecology and environment) and evolutionary scales (population to phylum). In that context, our labs are organized into eight main research areas: Biology of Cellular Stress, Cancer Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Marine Biology, Neurobiology, Plant Biology, and Stem Cells and Developmental Biology.

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    Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.