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.

Biology student honored for presentation on study of birds.
Faculty-mentored research provides high-impact, active learning opportunities.
Explore different research topics students can participate in


Research team investigates whether naturally occurring mutations in a specific protein may have an impact on people with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
LMU’s Coastal Research Institute is informing ways to improve resiliency to challenges from sea-level rise, storm events, coastal flooding, wildfires & ocean warming.
Physician, systems engineer and innovator Stephen Speicher '10, M.S. '20, discussed interdisciplinary innovation during a virtual talk for the college's Seaver Spotlight.
Collage of bio professor and students working on research
Dr. Covino and senior biology major Francesca Foltz were awarded for research on analyzing hormone levels in birds.