Mike Kaspari is one of three OU-Norman faculty to be honored with a George Lynn Cross Research Professorship in 2013. More...
Congratulations to Rachel Hartnett for her 2013 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. More...
Congratulations to Caryn Vaughn for her recent “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society. More...
Department of Biology
University of Oklahoma
730 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (800) 522-0772
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It's an exciting time to be a biologist! Our understanding of how animals and plants
function and interact has grown explosively in recent years. New biological
insights flood the media and influence everything from medical care to
global politics. We in the OU Biology Department address major biological
questions through our research: How are memories stored in the brain?
What factors influence mate choice? How do embryonic cells acquire specialized
functions? How does speciation occur? We study molecules, cells, organisms,
and ecosystems to uncover mechanisms of physiology, development, behavior,
and evolution. The breadth and strength of our research fosters an integrative
approach to biology. Our mission is to promote excellence in undergraduate
and graduate education and research. The Department of Biology attracts
excellent graduate students, and we are proud of our record of training
professional scientists. Come learn about biology with us!
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