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​Welcome to the DEPARTMENT OF

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

​UND​ERGRADUATEGRADUATE​


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Architecture of Cells

Velia Fowler’s UD lab studies how cell structure can lead to health issues
 

Biological Sciences holds second annual Research Day

Biology Research Day brings together students from the department's interdisciplinary graduate program, as well as undergraduate students pursuing research opportunities.
 

University of Delaware rises in research rankings

UD’s research enterprise made a big leap forward in the National Science Foundation’s latest Higher Education Research and Development Survey rankings.
 
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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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