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Our research spans the range of Biology from genetics to global change ecology, facilitating interactions across disciplines that result in new approaches to long-standing questions.



Our broad expertise allows students to engage in all areas of Biology, including ecology, evolution, biomechanics, genomics, cell, development, neurobiology, and organismal biology.



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Department Headlines

Kelly Hogan featured in The Chronicle!

Posted 4 days ago

Congratulations to UNC Biology’s own Kelly Hogan, as well as UNC Professors Viji Sathy and Nicole Else-Quest, for the publication of their essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education! The essay, titled “How to Give Our Students the Grace We … Continued

Brian Lerch featured in UNC’s Endeavor’s Magazine!

Posted 2 weeks ago

Brian Lerch, a Department of Biology Ph.D. student in Maria Servedio’s lab, has been featured in UNC’s Endeavor’s Magazine. “The Smorgasbord Scientist” centers on Brian’s use of mathematical models to address biological problems and to answer questions about ecology and … Continued

Emily Harmon featured in UNC’s Endeavors Magazine!

Posted 2 weeks ago

Emily Harmon, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology in David Pfennig’s lab, has been featured in UNC’s Endeavors Magazine. “Disassembling Evolution’s Engine” features Emily’s research studying an animal’s ability to adapt in one generation, which could inform conservation … Continued

December PhD Graduates

Posted 2 weeks ago

Congratulations to all our December 2021 Biology Ph.D. graduates! This is a huge accomplishment and the department would like to extend our appreciation for all your hard work over the years. We wish you the best of luck in your … Continued