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.

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DBS prof guides high-schooler to Intel Science Fair success

Lucy Sirrs, a student at Hellgate High School, presented a poster based on her research with Assoc. Prof. Sarah Certel (Certel Lab) at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair this May. Lucy won fourth prize in the Behavioral and Social Science section for her project on the neurobiology of male aggression in fruit flies. The Intel ISEF held in LA this year hosted ~1800 high school students from more than 75 countries who compete for prizes. More DBS News