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Biology is the study of the life processes in all living organisms. Biologists concern themselves with living things and how they survive, with how they affect each other and their environments and with food, physiology, energy, growth, reproduction and maintenance processes. Generally, professionals in this field are responsible for the recognition and investigation of biological problems and the applications of theory to these problems. The Department of Biology offers Bachelor of Science, combined Bachelor and Master of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degree options. We offer two concentrations for the undergraduate degree - biomedical science and ecological/environmental science. The undergraduate programs emphasize scientific knowledge and theory partnered with hands-on experience in the laboratory and in the field. Biology majors enjoy individualized attention from our faculty and are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research opportunities with them. Our graduates are well-prepared for entering the work force directly or progressing onto higher education such as professional school or graduate school.

2017 Schuellein Lecture in the Biological Sciences

New Generation of Biomedicine

Converging biology, physics, mathematics and engineering research could create innovative solutions to major health issues such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease. The University of Dayton is well-suited to model such a transition, a former National Cancer Institute deputy director said during a campus visit.

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Early Eye Development

University of Dayton biologist Amit Singh is studying early eye development in fruit flies to understand the molecular basis of retinal disease and birth defects in the human eye under a new $439,499 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Ryan McEwan?s National Science Foundation funding took student researchers to an arctic larch forest in remote Siberia.

Science Funding Tops $3M

The National Science Foundation has awarded eight grants totaling more than $2.3 million to University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences faculty during the last 12 months - supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics research for the common good. Combined with two previous, active grants, the College's current NSF funding total exceeds $3 million.

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Department of Biology

Science Center 211 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2320

937-229-2521 

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