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Research Concentration

Graduate and undergraduate research concentrations are available in

  • biomedicine (microbial pathogens, genomics, reproduction)
  • cellular and molecular biology (development, endocrinology, immunology)
  • ecology and evolution (animal behavior, biodiversity, genetics, microbial ecology, systematics)
  • neuroscience (anatomy, physiology, sensory systems)

Multidisciplinary Research

Possibilities for multidisciplinary research are further enhanced by the interdisciplinary graduate program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB).

Engage in Undergraduate Research

If you have an interest in working in a research laboratory, gaining practical skills and learning about biology outside of the classroom, a research project may be for you. We encourage you to apply for a $2,000 research grant that would fund your project! Students applying for these research grants must be doing research with a Biological Sciences faculty member. The next call for grants will occur in 2024.

How To Get Started

  • Talk to your advisor about your objectives and interests
  • Talk to your peers who are participating in an undergraduate research project.
  • Talk to the faculty person who is working in the biological area in which you have interest.

To get more information on research opportunities check out our undergraduate research page or visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website

Undergraduate Research

You will learn more science by doing science. Take advantage of the many opportunities to work with faculty on research projects.

Start your research project


Our faculty are here to prepare students to be the next biology professionals.

Meet our Faculty


Department of Biological Sciences

Physical Address:
Life Sciences South 252

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Phone: 208-885-6280

Fax: 208-885-7905


Web: Department of Biological Sciences