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

Monday Oct. 12, 2015
ISB 110, 12:10 - 1:00
Tim Lyons (UC-Riverside)
"The Co-evolution of Life and Its Environments on Early Earth and the Emergence of Complexity"

Wednesday Oct. 14, 2015
ISB 110, 12:10 - 1:00
Philip Hahn
(OBE Postdoc) presents:
“Context-dependent species interactions: from neighborhoods to landscapes”
Wednesday Oct.14, 2015
ISB 110, 4:10 - 5:00
OBE Ecology & Evolution Seminar 
John McCutcheon(CMMB & OBE):"Degenerative genome evolution in endosymbionts:  either stop it, slow it down, or go extinct"

Curious about local fungi?? Join OBE grad student and local lichen expert Tim Wheeler for two events hosted by the MT Native Plant Society.

  • Thursday Oct. 8 (7:00 PM) - Talk on Macrofungi of Montana @ Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Stevensville
  • Sunday Oct. 11 (9:00 AM) - Mushroom & lichen foray in Lolo Canyon. Meet @ Travelers Rest State Park.

DBS News

Rapid-Fire Symposium to link grad and undergrad researchers

Rapid-Fire: Research and Creative Scholarship Student Networking Symposium

Registration is now open for this ICN-sponsored event on Thursday, Nov., 12, 2015 (12:00-1:00, UC326). Undergraduate students will visit with over 40 UM graduate research mentors, discovering opportunities for research and creative scholarship. A fun event, sort of like speed dating but with research on the mind, that also offers free pizza!

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