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Every organism on the planet is interconnected.

Through observation and experiments, biologists gain an understanding of the nature and functioning of the living world, integrating this knowledge with the aid of chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Students at the University of Dallas explore biology through an active learning process that incorporates hands-on experience in the laboratory and field.  Students engage with a diversity of techniques from a wide range of biological sub-fields and have an opportunity to learn to use high-tech equipment such as our Scanning Electron Microscope.



Student Research Lives Here

We offer premier research labs in Genetics, Microbiology, Evolutionary Biology, Animal Behavior, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics.

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Get Involved in Clubs & Organizations

There are a number of clubs and organizations for biology majors at the University of Dallas.

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Recent Publications

Toby Lab Publication: Hey, Sara, Dayjah Whyte, Minh-Chau Hoang, Nick Le, Joseph Natvig, Claire Wingfield, Charles Onyeama, Judie Howrylak, and Inimary T. Toby. "Analysis of CDR3 Sequences from T-Cell Receptor β in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome." Biomolecules 13, no. 5 (2023): 825.

Soper Lab Publication: Soper, D. M., T. R. Raffel, J. P. Sckrabulis, K. L. Froelich, B. A. McPhail, M. D. Ostrowski, R. L. Reimink, D. Romano, S. P. Rudko, and P. C. Hanington. "A novel schistosome species hosted by Planorbella (Helisoma) trivolvis is the most widespread swimmer's itch-causing parasite in Michigan inland lakes." Parasitology 150, no. 1 (2023): 88-97.

Soper Lab Publication: Patterns of gene expression in ovaries of sexual vs. asexual lineages of a freshwater snail, Frontiers In Genetics 15 July 2022.

Soper Lab Publication: Growth and Cyclin-E Expression in the Stony Coral Species Orbicella faveolata Post-Microfragmentation, The Biological Bulletin, February 2022, volume 242, number 1: 40-47.

Soper Lab Publication: Direct evidence for increased disease resistance in polyandrous broods exists only in eusocial Hymenoptera, BMC Ecol Evo 21, 189 (2021).

Toby Lab Publication: A Data Report on the Curation and Development of a Database of Genes for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Frontiers In Genetics 09 December 2021.