Department of Biology

Research in 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 DevelopmentDr. Santosh D'Mello and Dr. Adam Norris

CancerDr. Robert Harrod and Dr. John Wise and Dr. Pia Vogel

Drug ResistanceDr. John Wise and Dr. Pia Vogel

EpigeneticsDr. Richard Jones and Dr. Santosh D'Mello and Dr. Robert Harrod

Gene RegulationDr. Richard Jones and Dr. Robert Harrod and Dr. Santosh D'Mello and Dr. William Orr and Dr. Adam Norris

Infections DiseasesDr. Robert Harrod

Inflammation & ImmunityDr. Svetlana Radyuk

NeurodegenerationDr. Santosh D'Mello

Structural BiologyDr. Steven Vik and Dr. John Wise and Dr. Pia Vogel