The philosophy of the Biology Department is to create an environment in which many areas of biology are represented, and interactions with a diverse group of colleagues provide opportunities to broaden your thinking and make connections between different fields and scientific approaches.

Upcoming Events

The Genomic Basis of Environmental Adaptation in House Mice

Michael Nachman, Ph.D., UC Berkeley
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levin Building

A major goal in biology is to understand the genetic details of how organisms adapt to novel environments.  I will discuss recent studies on the genetic basis of environmental adaptation in…

The evolution of seasonal camouflage

Jeffrey Good, Ph.D., University of Montana
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levin Building

Adaptation to environmental change is central to the origin and persistence of species. Mismatches between the timing of key life history events and optimal environmental conditions have emerged as an important…

How Evolution and Environment Shape Cancer

Michael Hochberg, Ph.D. | University of Montpellier, Santa Fe Institute
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levine Building

Evolutionary theory explains why metazoan species are largely protected against the negative fitness effects of cancers. Nevertheless, cancer is observed across a range of species and…