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Cindy Gordon, Heather Ketchum, and Ingo Schlupp have each been named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2013-2014 academic year. More...

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Department of Biology
University of Oklahoma
730 Van Vleet Oval
Room 314
Norman, OK 73019

Phone: (800) 522-0772
Ext. 4821
Fax: (405) 325-6202


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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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