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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.

Biology Feature Stories

  • Hamm and Wu published

    Michelle Hamm, Professor of Chemistry, and Eugene Wu, Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry, along with six student co-authors, have published a paper in the journal DNA Repair entitled "The Importance of Ile716 toward the Mutagenicity of 8-Oxo-2?-deoxyguanosine with Bacillus Fragment DNA Polymerase."

  • Grayson Awarded

    Kristine Grayson, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Richmond, has been awarded just over $100,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture for her research on invasive species. Read more.

  • Quintero Receives Grant

    Omar Quintero was awarded the Bridging to STEM Excellence: Leveraging a Consortium of National STEM Education Initiatives to Improve Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning" grant through the National Science Foundation. Learn more here.

  • de Sa Published

    Dr. Rafael de Sa recently published "The unique traits of the subgenus Unicus within Chiasmocleis Méhely".

  • Grayson Awarded NSF Grant

    Dr. Kristine Grayson awarded NSF Grant for project on course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences.

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Biology Department, Gottwald Science Center B-100
138 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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

Department Chair: Krista Stenger
Administrative Coordinator: Carol Esposito
Administrative Coordinator, Pre-Health and Integrative Science: Deatrice Cleaton

Biology graduate featured as Women's Day Woman of Impact

Conservationist and National Geographic Explorer Laly Lichtenfeld began her work in East Africa as a Fulbright Scholar researching community-based conservation in 1996.

2019 Student Award Winners

Congratulations to the following student award winners:

Dickinson Award: Sofia Bustamante, Anthony Isenhour
Smart Award: Jasmine Feng, Katrina Kuhn, Jennifer Piciw, Jonathan Huang