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. 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. 

Research in action

Faculty profiles

Search our faculty list. Each personal profile links to selected publications and active research groups.

Current students

Meet a few of our current master's and doctoral students. Read their profiles and find out why they chose Dalhousie.