Why Study Here?

The SMU Department Biological Sciences provides students the necessary skills to drive the current revolution in the biomedical sciences.

Current faculty conduct research in the areas of genetics and developmental biology, aging and metabolism, biochemical structures and functions, epigenetics, infectious diseases, neurodegeneration, and brain development. Graduate students have the opportunity take courses in a variety of specialty areas reflecting the research interests of our faculty. Undergraduates are encouraged to present research results at national and regional conferences and publish their work in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Award Winning Faculty

Current faculty conduct research in diverse areas such as genetics and developmental biology, aging and metabolism, biochemical structures and functions, and brain development.
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Research Opportunities

Undergraduate students have opportunities to be involved in faculty research.
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Diverse Coursework

Courses prepare students for medical school, research, graduate education and beyond.