Making discoveries that matter
No matter which graduate program you’re in, you’ll benefit from a curriculum with a strong emphasis on research that truly makes a difference in the overall health of your community.
Our research strengths include molecular evolution and comparative genomics, cell signalling, gene expression and protein chemistry. With 30 highly experienced researchers and substantial funding we’re able to support a strong research focus with important results.
Department research news
- Dr. Ford Doolittle receives the 2014 Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal for Science and Engineering for his decades of groundbreaking DNA research. Read the Dal News article.
- Dr. Paola Marignani and her team have successfully tested a combination of drugs that shuts down agressive, metabolically active HER2-positive breast cancers. Read the Dal News article.
- Dr. John Archibald publishes a book. One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the Evolution of Complex Life details the many theories by biologists on cellular evolution. Read the article.
Find a faculty member's research specialities
To learn more about our faculty members’ research specialties, check out their individual faculty profiles on the department website.