Mission Statement


Our mission is to provide a rich educational and training environment for the engagement of students in interactive learning and exploration of the fundamental principles of biological systems.  Faculty diverse in educational and research expertise are available for students to partner with and contribute to the expansion and deepening of our collective understanding of these principles and systems. A primary goal of the department is to continuously produce a diverse population of exceptionally qualified and trained students who are capable of securing admission into the nation’s most prestigious post-baccalaureate STEM educational and training programs and ultimately identify their unique place as leaders within the full spectrum of the nation’s STEM workforce.