The Division of Biological Sciences

Biology, as the study of living systems, reveals the fundamental principles that govern the complexity within our cells, in the diverse organisms around us, and across vast landscapes. Thus, biology also provides the insights and tools necessary to address real-world problems, from conserving rare species to understanding the mechanisms of human disease. In the Division of Biological Sciences, we are committed to fundamental research excellence, to training the next generation of scientists and leaders through innovative graduate and undergraduate programs, and to fostering biological literacy in our communities.

DBS Seminars and Events

CMMB Seminar SeriesMonday February 1, 2016
ISB 110, 12:10 - 1:00

Stephen Sprang (CMMB & CBSD) presents: "G protein gymnastics"

OBE Seminar SeriesWednesday February 3, 2016
ISB 110, 12:10 - 1:00
Robert Niese (OBE) presents: 
"Wing sounds as sonations of alarm
Wednesday February 3, 2016
ISB 110, 4:10 - 5:00
OBE Ecology & Evolution Series
Chris Organ (Montana State) presents: "Sex chromosome macroevolution and the reproductive biology of dinosaurs"
Spring 2016 Seminar Schedules
CMMB Seminar (Mondays @ noon)
OBE Noon Seminar (Wednesdays @ noon)
OBE E&E Seminar (Wednesdays @ 4:00)

DBS News

McCutcheon garners NSF CAREER Award

John McCutcheon

Assistant Professor John McCutcheon (OBE & CMMB) has been awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER grant to study "The origins of genome complexity in an insect-bacteria endosymbiosis.” Read more about research in the McCutcheon Lab.