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World-Class Biological Sciences Research & Academics

The Department of Biology at Drexel features state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on career and research experiences, and renowned faculty at the forefront of cellular and molecular biology, genomics and more.

Department of Biology

The Department of Biology offers a wide range of studies in the life sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our faculty and researchers are passionately involved in teaching and conducting research in cellular and molecular biology, ecology and environmental science, organismal physiology and development, and microbial pathogenesis and immunology. Faculty- and student-driven research within our department falls under the following general areas:

Student Spotlight

Katie Berman, Drexel Biology Student

Katie Berman
BS Biology '15

Katie Berman is senior biology major working in Shivanthi Anandan's lab on the novel fbp gene in cyanobacteria. She has presented at multiple undergraduate research conferences and was an Amgen Scholar conducting paid summer research at the University of California, San Diego.

Learn more about research


Featured Faculty

Faculty Directory
Shivanthi Anandan, PhD

Shivanthi Anandan, PhD

Marine & Freshwater Cyanobacteria

Elias Spiliotis, PhD

Elias Spiliotis, PhD

Cell Biology & Cytoskeleton

Katie Gonder, PhD

Kathryn Gonder, PhD

Genomics & Evolutionary Processes

Daniel Marenda, PhD

Developmental Neurobiology & Behavior

Questions? Contact Us.

Department of Biology
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Center | Room 123
3245 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104

215.895.2624 |