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    Undergraduate Studies

    Our educators have a solid foundation in both teaching and research, and work to bring current research perspective and research skills into the classrooms and the teaching laboratories...

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    Our graduate programs teach the research and communication skills required for successful careers as independent scientists. Graduates go on to careers in universities, research institutions, or the biotechnology industry...


McMaster University will continue to host undergraduate academic activities remotely for the Spring/Summer/Intersession term with only a few exceptions for courses that need student access to specialized equipment.

Latest News

Sparkuhl Public Lecture - Insights from ancient genomes

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Insights from ancient genomes Sparkuhl free public lecture Thursday, October 7, 1:00pm - 2:15pm   Poster Here Read more

Biology Graduate Research Day

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

GRD is being held this Thursday, February 18th. Attached are the schedule and abstract book for the event. Schedule Here Abstract Here Read more

Sparkuhl Endowment

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Dr. Joachim Sparkuhl (1950-2013) was a professional biologist, a scientist, a philosopher, a teacher, and a life-long student (more biographical information is LINKED here). He... Read more

2020 Biology Research/Thesis Information Night

Monday, 9 November 2020

The Department of Biology held it's annual Thesis and Research Information Night on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 via the Biology Undergrad Hub on Microsoft Teams... Read more

McMaster steps up to NPRI University Challenge

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Group photo following presentation to Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC) scientists at Canada Centre for Inland... Read more

McMaster Biology on the cutting edge with at-home lab kits

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

McMaster Biology is excited to embark on a new Lab Adventure with our Summer 2020 BIO1A03-Cell and Molecular Biology students. Students will complete Summer 2020... Read more

Titan Arum Arthur in full bloom

Thursday, 4 July 2019

The titan has bloomed, and we are open until 11pm tonight, and 11am - 5pm over the weekend. Follow our Instagram mcmasterbiogreenhouse for updates. Read more

Dr. Joanna Wilson Named University Scholar

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Six McMaster professors have been named 2019 University Scholars, an award that recognizes the achievements of mid-career researchers. Recipients have distinguished themselves as international scholars and... Read more

Natalie D’Silva receives Schlumberger fellowship

Friday, 23 November 2018

Natalie D’Silva won’t be at the FirstOntario Concert Hall today to walk across the stage and receive her PhD. Instead, she’ll be at Brown... Read more

Scientists uncover crucial biological circuits

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Tiny microscopic worms, invisible to the naked eye, are helping scientists to better understand an extraordinarily complex biological pathway that connects fat to overall health... Read more

Sarah Marzec wins poster award

Friday, 1 September 2017

Sarah Marzec has won the 2nd Biennial Meeting Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Read more

2016 / 17 Graduate Research Day

Monday, 6 February 2017

Join us for the 4th annual Graduate Research Day Ewart Angus Centre and HSC-1A6 – February 23, 2017 Read more

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