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​Welcome to the DEPARTMENT OF

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

​UND​ERGRADUATEGRADUATE​


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NEW​S


$2.3 million for tendon damage research

NIH supports cross-disciplinary collaboration involving professors from three UD colleges
 

Making way for a new science building

‘Building X’ aims to prepare more students for high-demand careers
 

2022 High Index Senior

UD biological sciences, Spanish and liberal studies triple major Cullen Kisner earns University recognition
 
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100%
of students with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology are employed or pursuing further education
900+
Undergraduates majoring in Biological Sciences
100%
of students with a M.S. or Ph.D. in Biological Sciences are employed in industry or academia
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Wh​y UD Biology? 



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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Lisha Shao

Lisha Shao, Assistant Professor of Biology, leads a group investigating the genetic and neural mechanisms of reward. She has received a $1.98 million R35 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanisms that underpin sexu​al reward in the brain of female Drosophila, which will advance our understanding of the rewarding aspect of matin​g behavior and provide novel insights into fundamental principles for the encoding and regulation of natural reward.​


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