Biology Department

The Biology Department is committed to introducing students to the excitement of science, promoting collaborative and interdisciplinary learning and preparing students for their chosen career goals. We believe that students' participation in scientific research, both in the field and in the laboratory, and including subsequent data analysis and presentation of the results at conferences, can be a valuable part of an undergraduate education.


Brandon Klein Headshot
Jesuit mission resonates personally with student.
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Faculty support pivotal in passion project.
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Biology department chair Wendy Binder and a team of intercollegiate researchers were awarded a three-year collaborative grant to study Late Pleistocene megafauna.
TriBeta Students award
Biology majors Brandon Klein ‘18 and Mihir Samdarshi ‘19 won awards for their research presentations at the Tri Beta Pacific Division Conference.
A biology professor and a filmmaker join forces to teach students how to communicate science concepts to general audiences.
Biology students at Regional Conference
Six biology majors won accolades for their work at the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference.
Slideshow: Student researchers work with faculty to identify bacteria that benefit and promote plant growth.