Welcome to the Department of Biology
The Department of Biology at the University of Oregon offers expertise and research opportunities in a wide range of disciplines including neuroscience, genetics, cell and developmental biology, evolution, ecology, and marine biology. Our undergraduate curriculum provides an introductory overview into each of these areas and provides the opportunity for advanced training and specialization in particular areas through course work and research experience.
The research activities of the department are centered in four separate research institutes, found in the menu above. These Institutes bring faculty from Biology and other departments with biological interests into contiguous lab space. Interested graduate applicants should view each Institute’s web site for an overview of the kind of research conducted, and to contact particular faculty. The Life Sciences web page highlights the interdepartmental connections among Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, and Human Physiology.
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Tom Stevens, who holds a Philip H. Knight professorshipin the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been selected for his contributions in cell biology, particularly for insights into the molecular mechanisms governing protein trafficking in the eukaryotic secretory pathway.