Skip to Main Content


With more than 50 core faculty, the Department of Biological Sciences is conducting research on all seven continents — in the field and in cutting-edge research labs. Our faculty address basic biological questions about how organisms work, develop, interact and evolve.

Department Seminars

Experts in all areas of biological sciences are invited to campus to present a research seminar, meet with faculty and students, and tour our academic and research facilities.

Featured Researchers

Professor Javier Francisco-Ortega conducts his research at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami.

Dr. Joel Trexler is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Director of the Marine Sciences Program.