Welcome to the UW-L Department of Biology!

Here you will find information about our various degree programs, our faculty and staff, opportunities for undergraduate and graduate research, the River Studies Center, our alumni and the Biology Club.

The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology with five tracks, or concentrations: General Biology, Biomedical Science, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Aquatic Science and Environmental Science. We also have a strong graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Biology with several specializations. There are presently over 700 Biology majors who receive personalized instruction from a dedicated and enthusiastic group of over 20 faculty and academic staff.

The Department of Biology has been very successful in obtaining external grants to fund state-of-the-art laboratory and teaching facilities. Undergraduate and graduate research opportunities abound in a variety of areas including (among others) cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetics, developmental biology, biomedical research, organismal biology, parasitology, mycology, plant biology, aquatic and environmental sciences and toxicology. The Department sponsors an active Biology Club as well as regular seminars and lectures by distinguished scientists.

We invite you to explore the links to the left and to browse though the many pages of the Departmental Web Site to learn more about our programs and our excellent staff. You can also find out more about us as well as the Department of Microbiology by viewing a short, online video. To view this video click on the appropriate button below.

For further information, please feel free contact the chair of the Department of Biology, Dr. Mark Sandheinrich, at msandheinrich@uwlax.edu (Phone: 608-785-8261) or any of the personnel listed in the Biology Faculty and Staff homepage. We hope to be seeing you in the near future!