The Department of Biological Sciences provides students with a wide choice of experiences and opportunities in the life sciences — from medicine, to the environment, to basic and applied research in botany, ecology and evolutionary biology, marine biology, microbiology, and molecular biology.
Biology, the study of life, is composed of many disciplines unified by the fact that all living things—plants, animals, and microorganisms—follow the same fundamental laws of heredity, reproduction, growth, development, self-maintenance, interaction, and response. A central focus of the Department of Biological Sciences is to engage students in the study of life through active learning in the classroom and through collaborative research in the laboratory and field. Perhaps the most necessary skills of a biologist are an inquisitive outlook and enthusiastic curiosity.
Loyola Biology student Shelly Wu will present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America (BSA), being held in New Orleans July 27th-31st, 2013.
Dr. Paul W. Barnes and his research team have published a paper in the journal Physiologia Plantarum. This research is the culmination of seven years of study that addresses how in plants can adjust their UV sunscreens to sudden changes in their UV environment.
Biology alumni Bethany Richards and Nick de la Rua are co-authors of a publication on the biology of Chagas Disease.