Research Overview

Dr. Russell in the lab with students

Research projects in the Department of Biology cover a wide-range of areas, from investigations of single molecules, genes, and proteins to studies of entire organisms and ecosystems. These programs are led by faculty who are leaders in their fields and who devote much of their time to training Drexel students and research fellows. Funding for department research programs has continued to grow each year and includes both federal and non-federal grants.

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In September 2011, the Department moved into its new home in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB), an impressive, sustainable research facility with state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, as well as the largest living biowall in North America. The PISB has further expanded the Department’s growing array of research assets, providing students and researchers with access to vital technologies.

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Students at both the undergraduate and graduate level have access to these facilities and the opportunity to participate in research alongside department faculty, gaining hands-on lab and field experience in their area of interest.

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