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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

Congrats 2022 Ph.D. Graduates!

Posted 2 weeks ago

A big congratulations to all our May 2022 Biology PhD 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 … Continued

Frank Conlon’s Lab makes Heart Disease Discovery!

Posted 4 weeks ago

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Conlon’s lab for making an important discovery implicating non-cardiac genes in congenital heart disease. From the article: “The UNC-Chapel Hill lab of Frank Conlon, PhD, and colleagues conducted experiments to show how a non-cardiac protein subunit … Continued

Amy Shaub Maddox named Whitman Center Fellow!

Posted 4 weeks ago

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Shaub Maddox for being named a Whitman Center Fellow. According to their website, “A diverse group of 29 scientists from universities and research institutes around the world have been named 2022 Whitman Center Fellows by the … Continued

Undergrad Graduation

Biology Undergraduates earn Honors and Highest Honors

Posted 4 weeks ago

Due to their mentors, working groups, evaluators, and most of all, their hard work and dedication, the following graduating senior Biology majors have earned the designations of Highest Honors and Honors: Highest Honors Ralph Alberto Colleen Bereda Megan Butler Meredith … Continued