From the big picture to the microscopic, set your sights on understanding the natural world around you.
With a wide range of options, you can direct your ideal career path and choose to study any living thing, from humans to viruses.
Biology studies the science of life. This includes all organisms from the microscopic to whole communities of plants and animals.
Available to both full-time and part-time students, the program is a combination of thesis and course work.
Work to solve important issues in your area of interest, such as disease management and research, natural resource management and conservation, public health, animal care, impacts of pollution on the environment and organisms.
Environmental consulting companies, federal and provincial ministries, graduate studies, mining companies, nongovernmental conservation agencies, biomedical field, chiropractic, dentistry, physiotherapy, human and veterinary medicine, naturopathy, teaching, wildlife, fish, habitat, park management, conservation.
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Full faculty members
Alarie, Yves: Invertebrate systematics
Basiliko, Nathan: Environmental microbiology; ecosystem ecology; soils
Beckett, Peter: Restoration ecology; wetlands
Gagnon, Jeffrey: Obesity and metabolic disease
Gunn, John: Fisheries ecology and management
Lesbarrères, David: Evolutionary ecology; herpetology
Litzgus, Jackie: Ecology and conservation of reptiles at risk
Mallory, Frank: Wildlife management & behavioural & biomedical ecology
Martinez-Garcia, Mery: Animal physiology in changing environments
Nkongolo, Kabwe: Human and plant genetics
Robitaille, Jean-François: Behavioural ecology of Mustelids
Ryser, Peter: Ecology of wetland plants; root ecology; heavy metal stress
Saleh, Mazen: Molecular biophysics; bacterial environmental interactions
Schulte-Hostedde, Albrecht: Applied evolutionary ecology
Boreham, Douglas (NOSM)
Campbell, Daniel: Plant ecology and restoration of degraded ecosystems
Gauthier, Eric: Molecular and cellular control of cell survival
Kovala, Tom: Signal transduction and regulation of angiogenesis
Kumar, Aseem: Molecular signalling pathways
Lafrenie, Robert: Breast cancer indicators; natural cancer control products
Lannér, Carita: DNA replication in etiology of cancer
Larivière, Céline: Cellular and molecular neural and muscular systems
Lee, Hoyun: DNA replication proteins; cancer development and resistance
MacLean, David (NOSM)
Merritt, Thomas: Genomics and bioinformatics (Drosophila and environmental)
Nokhbeh, Reza: Bacteriophage biology, therapeutics and diagnostics
Omri, Abdel: Lipid-based drug and vaccine delivery systems
Parissenti, Amadeo: Tumour biology
Persinger, Michael: Interdisciplinary environmental biology
Ramcharan, Charles: Lake food webs
Ross, Gregory: Nervous system disorders; brain disease
Roy-Leveillée (Pascale School of Northern Development)
Tai, T.C.: Gene dysregulation; hypertension
Bailey, John: Bioassessment and biomonitoring of aquatic systems
Bowman, Jeff: Spatial population ecology
Brown, Glen: Animal ecology, wildlife conservation and management
Cholewa, Ewa: Signal transduction pathways in plants
Keller, Wendel: Effects of multiple stressors on northern aquatic ecosystems
Kreutzweiser, David: Aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology
Mastromonaco, Gabriela: Developmental biology; reproductive biotechnology
Mykytczuk, Nadia: Environmental microbiology
Weeks, Andrew: Behavioural neuroscience