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The Department of Biology offers students the opportunity to study the living world, from biomolecules to ecosystems. Knowledge of biology is critical for addressing current medical, environmental, and social issues in our rapidly changing world.

Faculty Highlights

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    Dr. Jory Brinkerhoff published an article about his research on Lyme Disease in the state of Virginia in the October issue of the CDC's journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.

  • New Article

    Dr. Peter Smallwood and colleagues published "Do scatter-hoarders trade off increased predation risks for lower rates of cache pilferage?" in the journal Behavioral Ecology.

  • New Article

    Dr. Eugene Wu and chemistry colleagues Carol Parish and Bill Miller published "Molecular dynamics study of the opening mechanism for DNA polymerase I" in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.

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Mailing address:
Biology Department, Gottwald Science Center B-100
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8871
Fax: (804) 289-8233

Department Chair: Linda Boland
Administrative Coordinator: Carol Esposito