Department of Biology
There are many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research in the Department. Several faculty mentors supervise extramurally-funded research programs, with support from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and also serve as reviewers and editorial board members for scientific journals, academic texts, and national and international granting agencies.
Undergraduate students interested in research can enroll in BIOL 3398/3399 or BIOL 4398/4399 courses and may also enter the Departmental Distinction Program for thesis research, as well as the institutional Engaged Learning initiative. Many Biology faculty are also members of The Dedman College Center for Drug Discovery, Design, & Delivery (CD4).
Major areas of research include the following areas:
Aging: Dr. Svetlana Radyuk and Dr. William Orr and Dr. Adam Norris
Brain Development: Dr. Santosh D'Mello and Dr. Adam Norris
Cancer: Dr. Robert Harrod and Dr. John Wise and Dr. Pia Vogel
Drug Resistance: Dr. John Wise and Dr. Pia Vogel
Epigenetics: Dr. Richard Jones and Dr. Santosh D'Mello and Dr. Robert Harrod
Gene Regulation: Dr. Richard Jones and Dr. Robert Harrod and Dr. Santosh D'Mello and Dr. William Orr and Dr. Adam Norris
Infections Diseases: Dr. Robert Harrod
Inflammation & Immunity: Dr. Svetlana Radyuk
Neurodegeneration: Dr. Santosh D'Mello
Structural Biology: Dr. Steven Vik and Dr. John Wise and Dr. Pia Vogel