Department of Biology
Understanding Our World • Healing Our World
About the Photo Immunofluorescence-based detection of the cytoskeletal protein vimentin (red) in breast cancer cells. Blue indicates cellular nuclei. - Dr. Joseph Taube
Research All Biology faculty members share a passion for cultivating a love of research in students. Our state-of-the-art Biology laboratories allow instructors to guide students in advanced research methods. At Baylor, students will use technology that most do not see until medical school. From dissecting a plasticized cadaver to microdissection of the inner ear of a mouse, students will be surrounded by top-tier technology and instruction.
Faculty Research Cancer, Limnology, Tropical Diseases, Molecular Biology, and Neuroscience are a few of the areas of Biology being analyzed by faculty members at Baylor University. From the city level and up, professors partner with various private and government institutions to conduct applicable ground-breaking research.
Graduate Research Our doctoral students participate in cutting-edge laboratory and field research on models ranging from the Zika virus to blue whales. These studies result in high-impact publications in top-tier scientific journals.
Undergraduate Research Participation in research promotes creativity and effective thinking skills needed to solve the problems of our world. Whether in the classroom, the lab, or the field, and research allows students the opportunity to generate and analyze data.
Oct. 14, 2019
Ladybugs, Crawdads and Snails
Baylor undergraduates are sharing their love for science and research with a new generation of students.
Oct. 14, 2019
Q&A: Expanding the Field
Baylor's Biology department has made providing research opportunities at all levels a priority. In this Q&A, Randy Fiedler talked with Dr. Dwayne Simmons, Dr. Thad Scott, and Dr. Jacquelyn Duke about an innovative new course designed to give undergraduates a deep dive into research.
Oct. 10, 2019
Baylor B-TRUE Summer Fellows Program Expands Innovative Research
The Baylor Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Experience (B-TRUE) Summer Fellows Program sponsors undergraduate fellows to conduct summer research in one of six areas of study — biology, physics, chemistry and biochemistry, environmental science, geosciences and psychology and neuroscience — to encourage students to solve complex problems through cross-disciplinary research.
Oct. 10, 2019
Biology Faculty Search Announced
The Biology Department is searching for four, new faculty positions, including Professors of Cancer Biology/ Immunology, Aquatic Microbial Ecology, and Comparative Mammalian Physiology.