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:
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.
Faculty within the Biology department often have positions available for undergraduates seeking research opportunities, and funding for research is available through the department or the college. We encourage students to contact faculty and explore opportunities for research. Participation in research can lead to co-authorship on abstracts, poster presentations, or manuscripts. Many students present the results of their research at student conferences like DePaul’s Undergraduate Research Symposium (held annually in the fall) and the Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (held annually in the Spring).