Focused areas of research and sub-disciplines

The Department of Biology is one of the premier teaching and research units on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Our faculty, post-docs and graduate students conduct internationally recognized research in a wide range of sub-disciplines and specialties. Below are just a few areas where the Department of Biology excels.

State-of-the-art facilities

The Cellular and Molecular Imaging core facility of the Integrative Neuroscience COBRE center provides users with instruments and services for analyzing and quantification of biomolecules, and microscopic investigation of cells, tissues, organs, and small animals with imaging capabilities for brightfield and fluorescent microscopy.

Explore the CMI core facility
Cellular and Molecular Imaging facility

Interdisciplinary research centers

The Department of Biology supports two interdisciplinary and globally-engaged research centers.

The Hitchcock Center Leading research in the field of chemical ecology world-wide.
Pieces of leaves taped to a paper and labeled next to a rack of test tubes with leaf pieces in them.
Global Water Center Tackling 21st-century water issues and engineering win-win, sustainable solutions for the environment.
Sudeep Chandra sitting on a small boat on the Uur River in Mongolia across from Mongolian river guide Ganzorig. Both men are smiling.

Faculty and grant writing support

Proposal development and processing support is available to all Department of Biology faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Find out how the research support team can help you.

Graduate students leading research

The Department of Biology supports graduate students in their research from here in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains and around the world. Below are just a few examples of research being conducted by some of our current graduate students.