We are an integrative biology department that cultivates interactions that traverse traditional interdisciplinary boundaries.  We actively recruit scientists who span spatial, temporal and complexity scales from molecular to cellular to organismal to population to ecosystem, using the most powerful approaches to address Biology’s most pressing questions.

We apply this integrative approach to undergraduate education, developing novel cross-disciplinary courses and exposing our students to cutting edge research through direct involvement in research lab groups.

We pursue research and teaching in four overarching and interactive programs, each focused on issues central to Biology and addressing challenges faced by humanity. These programs include: Neuroscience & Behavior, Development & Disease, Tropical Biology, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.