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Department of Biological Sciences

Explore these pages to learn more about academic programs, courses, faculty,  experiential learning, and research opportunities in the Department of Biological Sciences!

Introduction

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Our faculty have a wide breadth of expertise, spanning molecular and cell biology, physiology, botany, zoology, ecology and evolution. This breadth is represented in foundational courses and upper-level offerings; labs associated with these courses ensure that students have practical experience in experimental design within a specific subject.

Upper level students can create their own experiential learning projects, with the support of their departmental advisors, that allow them to explore the intersections between their passions and coursework. Recent projects include lab research at Quinnipiac and at sites as distant as New Zealand, participation in service trips to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, working at zoos and national parks, and shadowing medical and dental professionals.

We invite you to explore these pages to learn more about our academic programs, courses, opportunities for experiential learning, and faculty.

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Phi Sigma – Gamma Rho (National Biological Sciences Honor Society) Welcomes New Members

Phi Sigma – Gamma Rho (National Biological Sciences Honor Society) Welcomes New Members

On Saturday April 24th, Phi Sigma – Gamma Rho Chapter of the National Biological Sciences Honor Society – held a virtual induction for the 2020 and 2021 classes. Please join the Department of Biological Sciences in welcoming the newest members of the …

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Julianna Augello, Jessica Gibree, & Professor Sam Edwards Present Papers in New York

Julianna Augello, Jessica Gibree, & Professor Sam Edwards Present Papers in New York

Julianna Augello, Law in Society class of 2021, Jessica Gibree, Law in Society class of 2022, and Associate Professor Sam Edwards, Legal Studies, presented separate papers at the New York State Political Science Association annual conference on April 23-24. Augello’s …

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Macbeth, Thom Pain, and a World Premiere! 

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Don’t miss the following senior capstones in theater!

 

Macbeth adapted and directed by Abby Nasworthy ’21

When: April 16th- 18th

How to watch: View live stream for free at abbynasworthy.com

More info below.

World Premiere New Play Reading by Tess …

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Calling all actors, stage managers, playwrights, designers, crew, and lovers of theater!

Calling all actors, stage managers, playwrights, designers, crew, and lovers of theater!

Are you interested in participating in theater during the Fall 2021 semester?

To ensure you are always informed about auditions, backstage positions, and other theater opportunities, send Professor Daly an email to be added to his mailing list: Kevin.Daly@quinnipiac.edu

We …

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CAS Seniors: Things Are Looking Up!

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It’s been a rough few semesters, but there is good news on the horizon for the Class of 2021! As vaccines are rolling out and the economy is slowly opening back up, employers are following suit with an increase in …

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Featured Classes

BIO 240: Cell Communication

Prof. Dr. Craig Magie
This class focuses on the molecular mechanisms by which cells communicate with each other. Using examples from both prokaryotes and…

BIO 250: Biology Journal Club

Prof. Dr. Lisa Kaplan
Bio 250 is a scientific journal club in which students will present published research papers to their peers, providing the…

BIO 282/282L: Genetics

Prof. Drs. Caitlin Hanlon and Tom Torello
This course considers the basic principles of inheritance, including data analysis and problem-solving skills. Students gain laboratory experience with a…

BIO 300/300L (Special Topics): Vertebrate Zoology

Prof. Dr. Scott Davies
This course examines the origin, diversity, adaptations, and natural history of the main vertebrate lineages: fishes, amphibians, reptiles (including dinosaurs…

BIO 346/346L: Cell Physiology

Prof. Dr. Catherine Takizawa
This course examines the physiology of the cell with emphasis on the structure and function of the eukaryotic cell. Topics…

BIO 350: Cardiovascular Physiology

Prof. Dr. Michelle Geremia
The focus of this course is to advance the study of the mammalian heart. This clinically-oriented course examines the structure…

BIO 375/375L: Physiological Models for Human Disease

Prof. Dr. Courtney McGinnis
This course investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms of animal physiology using a variety of animal model systems including Drosophila melanogaster…

BIO 385, 498 and 499: Experiential Inquiry and Independent Study in the Biological Sciences

For an overview of Experiential Learning in the Department of Biological Sciences, Click here. BIO 385 is a hybrid course…

CAR 150 – Introduction to Excel

Interested in becoming an Excel power user? Consider the online course CAR-150: Intro to Excel. You’ll be amazed how useful…

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