The Division of Biological Sciences

Biology, as the study of living systems, reveals the fundamental principles that govern the complexity within our cells, in the diverse organisms around us, and across vast landscapes. Thus, biology also provides the insights and tools necessary to address real-world problems, from conserving rare species to understanding the mechanisms of human disease. In the Division of Biological Sciences, we are committed to fundamental research excellence, to training the next generation of scientists and leaders through innovative graduate and undergraduate programs, and to fostering biological literacy in our communities.

DBS Seminars and Events

CMMB Seminar SeriesMonday February 8, 2016
ISB 110, 12:10 - 1:00

Carl Yeoman (Montana State) presents: 
"Biogenic amines: Biomarkers of bacterial vaginosis, or precursors to vaginal dysbiosis"

OBE Seminar SeriesWednesday February 10, 2016
ISB 110, 12:10 - 1:00
Stephanie Weldon (McCutcheon Lab postdoc) presents: 
"Matryoshka mutualisms: The bacteriophage APSE-Hamiltonella defensa-Acyrthosiphon pisum tripartite symbiosis
Wednesday February 10, 2016
ISB 110, 4:10 - 5:00
OBE Ecology & Evolution Series
Anna Sala (OBE) presents: "Why are plants plump? The functions of storage in plants"
Spring 2016 Seminar Schedules
CMMB Seminar (Mondays @ noon)
OBE Noon Seminar (Wednesdays @ noon)
OBE E&E Seminar (Wednesdays @ 4:00)

DBS News

McCutcheon garners NSF CAREER Award

John McCutcheon

Assistant Professor John McCutcheon (OBE & CMMB) has been awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER grant to study "The origins of genome complexity in an insect-bacteria endosymbiosis.” Read more about research in the McCutcheon Lab.