The University of Pittsburgh is a leading research university, and the discovery of new scientific knowledge is a major focus of the Department of Biological Sciences. Research within the Department is aimed at understanding a broad range of biological processes, from the molecular and biochemical to the organismal and population levels. The Department fosters a highly stimulating and interactive environment for the more than 25 individual research programs, and provides a foundation for exploring novel biological phenomena that require interdisciplinary approaches.
Are you an undergraduate interested in a research experience? If so, start here.
For a recent example of the high profile, recent research being performed by our Faculty, please see Professor Boyle's collaborative work on a new placental model to measure pathogen infection