Welcome to Biological Sciences

Home to over 1000 undergraduate majors including 50 Honors students, almost 100 graduate students, and 32 full time faculty, BioSciences is vibrant, multi-disciplinary department. We pride ourselves on our unique culture of providing students at all levels opportunities for hands-on experiential training with state-of-the-art equipment platforms in dedicated research facilities. Undergraduates thrive in small class sizes, dedicated advisors, course-based and faculty-driven research projects and internships, in an inclusive and nurturing community. Multiple research labs are funded through R01-level NIH grants as well as large NSF grants. The departmental research activities interconnect with other academic units of the newly formed College of Science. Nationally recognized faculty come together in research foci including Proteostasis, Genome Integrity and Cancer Biology, Microbiology/Immunology/Virology, Biophysics, CIPHER, and BioStars. Our mission is to Educate, Collaborate, Discover. We envision building an inclusive academic community of scientists and students collaborating to advance discovery, innovation, and the application of knowledge. Click to explore our current open faculty positions.

Kathryn Brinegar

Student, Biology

I’m studying how marsh-dependent fish interact with their environment

Elizabeth Abedi

Student, Biology

I am currently a Junior here at UNC Charlotte majoring in Biology and minoring in Chem

Yuleny Gomez

Student, Biology

I am studying Salt marsh food webs using stable isotope analysis of Carbon and Nitrogen

Rei Rama

Student, Biology

Research focuses on plasmodium vivax, which is the most widespread human Malaria parasite and is particularly resilient to current elimination efforts

Exaucee Kandolo

Student, Biology

I am a double major student studying nursing and biology at the same time

undergraduate researcher

Are you an undergraduate researcher? Tell us about yourself and your research.

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Undergraduate researcher and Honors student Rachel Showers was awarded the Derrick Griffith Servant Leader Award this year!  This award is awarded…

Students and faculty work together to improve the environment at UNC Charlotte and the surrounding area this spring. Mr. Andrew Goff…

Congratulations to those BioSciences faculty honored at the Division of Research inaugural UNC Charlotte Million Dollar Research Circle reception. It was a great…

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Dr. Michelle Pass was selected as a 2023 GOLD Alumni Network’s Top 10 Under Ten Award recipient! The selection committee recognized Michelle’s outstanding service to UNC Charlotte, the community,…

UNC Charlotte researcher Patricija van Oosten-Hawle, an assistant professor of biological sciences, is investigating how a particular reaction in the…