Faculty of Science and Engineering

Biological Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences!

Undergraduate students in our department participate in exciting interdisciplinary programs, including biology, biochemistry, biophysics, environmental science, pharmaceutical science, and computer science. In their final year, students complete a research dissertation under the guidance of faculty mentors. Through intensive research experience, students gain substantial guidance to determine an area of interest and develop their career potential to become researchers. For those who do not continue graduate studies, undergraduate research experience will still be an asset because it offers opportunities to learn how to conduct collaborative and individual work. Our department has state-of-the-art laboratories in our newest building, where students enjoy unparalleled opportunities to acquire advanced techniques and skills.

Our graduate programs aim to provide advanced education in biological science in various disciplines and intensive research experience under the supervision of our faculty members. Faculty members’ research covers a wide range of fields, including microbial ecology with an emphasis on the nitrogen cycle, biophysics and molecular biology of cell motility and locomotion, molecular mechanisms underlying cell division processes, molecular physiology and quantum biology of photosynthesis, bioinformatics to predict protein structure and function, and developmental biology for morphogenesis and regenerative medicine. Students are encouraged to conduct original research that will enable them to become independent scientists.

Upon graduation, a broad range of career opportunities are available to our students. Potential fields of work include biotechnology and medical research, machine manufacturers, oil and gas, environmental services and equipment, and many more.

Fields of interest

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics
  • Biosystematics and evolutionary biology
  • Cell biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Environmental sciences
  • Genome biology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Molecular biology
  • Plant physiology
  • Stem cell biology