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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.

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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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Art from UNC BIOL 222!

Posted 1 week ago

Dr. Catherine Kehl (Postdoc, Taylor Lab) asked her BIOL 222 students to utilize Matplotlib (python’s central plotting / graphing library) to make art. BIOL 222 is Introduction to Programming and is meant for students with no programming background with an … Continued

Bill Kier in Scientific American

Posted 2 weeks ago

Dr. Bill Kier has been featured in an article in the December issue of Scientifc American. “Movie-making Tech Reveals Elephant Trunk Motions,” quotes Dr. Kier, “It’s the first time that we’ve gotten a hint of what these more simplified commands … Continued

Congrats to the 2021 Senior Honors Thesis Scholars!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Undergraduate Research is a point of pride in the Biology Department. Each semester, over 180 undergraduates do supervised research in Biology for academic credit. Some of these seniors go on to do a Senior Honors Thesis. These truly outstanding students … Continued

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