Welcome to the Department of Biology

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Biology is the study of life. Its scope extends from molecules to organisms and ecosystems. It deals with fundamental questions such as the origin and evolution of plants and animals, interactions between living organisms and their environment, mechanisms of embryonic development, the structure and function of the living cell, the molecular basis of inheritance, the biochemical and genetic basis of human diseases, and the operation of the brain and the nervous system. Staff of the Biology Department conduct research and offer teaching programs in all these areas. The Department of Biology's well-equipped teaching and research laboratories are located in the Stewart Biology Building and the Bellini Life Sciences Building.

Areas of Research


 

Department of Biology in the Media

Prizes and Awards

  • Bravo to Mr. Alexander Hofkirchner, a recipient of the Governor General's Silver Medal! He will be graduating with First Class Honours in Biology, Quantitative Biology Option. The Governor General's Academic Medals are among the most prestigious awards for Canadian students, granted to students with the highest academic standing upon graduation, silver at the bachelor level and gold at the graduate level.
  • Congratulations to Callista Yee (Hekimi Lab) on receiving the Lap-Chee Tsui Publication Award (2014), given by CIHR-Institute of Genetics. This is an annual award for the best publication by a trainee in the field covered by the Institute of Genetics.
  • Congratulations to Rajee Rajakumar (Abouheif Lab) for being the recipient of the Cameron Award for Best PhD Dissertation for 2014/2015. This annual award is given by the Canadian Society of Zoologists for outstanding thesis in Zoology submitted to a Canadian University.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Gary Brouhard for winning the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching in the category of Assistant Professor. See McGill celebrates Top Teachers.






 
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Student Associations

  • MBSU - McGill Biology Student Union
  • BGSA - Biology Graduate Student Association