Biology @ SMU

The Department of Biological Sciences prepares students to pursue advanced degrees or a career in a variety of scientific fields.

The Department of Biological Sciences and its faculty provide insight into how life and physical sciences intersect.

Students receive top notch, interdisciplinary academics and the opportunity to participate in hands-on research in a variety of subjects including cancer, immunity and aging, and neuroscience, among many others.

Why Study Biology at SMU?

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

Department Highlights

Lecture Series

The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to offer a seminar series throughout the year.

Labs and Facilities

The Department of Biological Sciences is located in the 68,000 square foot Dedman Life Sciences Building, which contains state-of-the-art laboratories, research facilities, lecture halls, and conference rooms.

Faculty News

Meet some of the faculty and students in the department.


Faculty mentors supervise extramurally-funded research programs, with support from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH),

News and Announcements

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