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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.

2018 Student Award Winners

Congratulations to the following student award winners:

Dickinson Award: Ruhin Farsin
Smart Award: McKenzie Murvin, Parr McQueen, Jack Scheutzow, Barbara Fujita

Biology Feature Stories

  • de Sá Article

    Biology professor Rafael de Sá, with collaborators including Travis Cuddy, '14, published, "A molecular insight on the relationships of the poorly known genus Niceforonia Goin and Cochran, 1963 (Craugastoridae, Holoadeninae) in the journal Zootaxa.

  • deSa Articles Biology professor Rafael O. deSa, with collaborators published Multiple connections between Amazonia and Atlantic Forest shaped phylogenetic and morphological diversity in the genus Chiasmocleis Mehely, 1904 (Anura: Microhylidae: Gastrophryne) in Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution and A review of the Rivulidae (Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilodei) and molecular and morphological phylogeny of the annual fish genus Austrolebias in Neotropical Ichthyology
  • Boland Article

    Linda Boland, three students (Hannah Small '18, Harper Robinson '18, Aaron Corbin VCU '16 and UR-IIS Post-Bac Fellow '18), and an external collaborator have published a new paper, "Xenopusoocyte model system to study action potentials" in the Journal of General Physiology.

Warrior care.Committed to serving the country after 9/11, Maj. Max Sirkin, '08, has developed a life-saving invention for the military. Read his story.
A matter of priorities.Photographer Jensen Sutta, '99, turns down well-paying assignments to support nonprofit work in Haiti. Read his story.
  • Boland Article

    Biology professor Linda Boland, along with visiting research scholar Dick Dickens and Shriraj Patel, '18, published "Proteins mediating reception and transduction in chemosensory neurons in mosquitoes," in Frontiers in Physiology.

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