23 Jul Basic Biology
Our mission is to instill an understanding and appreciation of the common thread that connects modern biological study at all levels, from molecules to ecosystems. You’ll get comprehensive training of practical skills in microbiology including sound technique and lab practices for the safe handling of category 2 microorganisms. Areas of excellence in our Department include biotechnology, developmental and integrative biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, genomics, microbiology, toxicology and science pedagogy. Graduate students may earn a master of science in biology.
The faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences maintain high standards for both teaching and research. The crown jewel of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences research buildings houses Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories. A study into the molecular basis of living systems, molecular biology aims to understand, at the most basic level possible, the nature and interactions of the units that make up living organisms.
The biological study can be traced back to early times. The Crane Lab investigates why cells deteriorate with aging and other diseases with a focus on cell metabolism. Our faculty will help you discover how the history of evolution led to the present moment, how humans are an integral part of this framework, and what climate change might mean for the future of life on our planet. Biology graduates may also enjoy working in the scientific support services in the capacity of a forensic scientist for the police or industry, or in policy development and consultancy, which involves providing advice to governments and other bodies.
Four unifying principles form the foundation of modern biology: cell theory, evolution, genetics and homeostasis. Students who study the biological sciences will be able to pursue many career avenues particularly within research, teaching, sales and in field work roles. Evolution is the change over time that is the engine of biological diversity. Whatever the initial tension between the two disciplines, newer methods and critical insights made their way into evolutionary biology leading to a new area of research traveling under the new banner of molecular evolution.
Research into the origin of life, abiogenesis , amounts to an attempt to discover the origin of the first cells. You will study living organisms in a range of environments, both terrestrial and marine, and the content is assessed as part of the first-year examinations. Interdisciplinary in nature, the Biochemistry & Biophysics (BCBP) graduate program includes a broad grounding in the mathematical, chemical, physical, and biological sciences.
15. Exobiology: It is the branch of scientific inquiry dealing with the possibility of life in the outer space. Biology graduates have a deep knowledge of biology and biological processes. Most universities will offer degree programmes in the biological sciences and will also offer a joint degree programme with other sciences or the social sciences. There are also opportunities for biology graduates within the legal sector, where specialized scientific knowledge may be required.
The environmental studies and environmental science majors examine environmental challenges faced by humans from an array of perspectives, including anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, engineering, geography, geology, history and philosophy. All students are encouraged to participate in an independent study or Honors project, in which you can work closely with a member of the biology faculty on a research topic.