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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

  • de Sa Paper Citations

    Rafael de Sa's paper, “The amphibian tree of life,” published in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, is listed as a “Highly Cited Paper” in the Web of Science research database. Since the paper’s publication in 2006, it has been cited 1,033 times and is the most highly cited paper to date from anyone at UR in the WoS databases.

  • New Article

    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 colleagues have published "A Conservative Isoleucine to Leucine Mutation Causes Major Rearrangements and Cold Sensitivity in KlenTaq1 DNA Polymerase" in the journal Biochemistry. Several recently-graduated University of Richmond undergraduate students are co-authors on this work.

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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