College of Science and Health > Academics > Biological Sciences > Research
The Department of Biological Sciences strives to foster a diverse and intellectually stimulating research environment. Our professors are active scholars that publish scientific articles in the leading journals in their fields and direct research labs that involve undergraduate and graduate students. Areas of scholarship represented include:
Students interested in earning Experiential Learning credit for research done with a Biological Sciences faculty member should enroll in BIO 397 Mentored Research Experience in Biology. Students and faculty must complete the BIO 397 Course Application form (BIO 397 Form.pdf) and Experiential Learning Research Contract (BIO 397 Contract.pdf) in order to enroll in the course. Students can also obtain Independent Study credit (BIO 399) for their research with faculty consent.
The Biological Sciences program is primarily housed in the William G. McGowan Biological Sciences Center, which provides modern research infrastructure, including tissue culture equipment, environmental chambers, a DNA sequencing facility, a confocal microscope, a darkroom, several communal equipment rooms, an animal care facility, and a greenhouse. In 2008, our facility was enhanced by the addition of the adjacent 130,000-square-foot Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Science Building. This large science complex now houses the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences, providing the interdisciplinary interactions so important to a vibrant community of science students and faculty. DePaul’s location in Chicago offers opportunities for collaborative research and use of facilities at a number of neighboring institutions.