Department of Biology
Welcome to the Department of Biology at Texas State University. We are a large, multidisciplinary department with many strong, well-funded research programs. University-wide, we serve about 25,000 students each year in modern facilities with up-to-date instrumentation emphasizing inquiry-based hands-on instruction.
Our goal is to continue our national and international prominence through the integration of undergraduate and graduate education with multidisciplinary research programs. Through our education, scholarship, and outreach activities, the department enhances the image of the university by using the life sciences to help meet current and future needs of society.
To advance the life sciences through research and to educate and prepare the next generations of scientists, educators, professionals, and scientifically literate citizens.
To strengthen the national and international recognition of the Department’s research and degree programs.
The Department of Biology at Texas State University fosters a safe, diverse and inclusive environment that enhances the discovery and sharing of scientific knowledge. In pursuit of that ideal, the Department of Biology is dedicated to equality of opportunity and treatment for all members, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ability status, veteran status, or any other reason not related to intellectual merit. Please help sustain our inclusive community.
The Chair of Biology will annually provide to the faculty an oral report on progress toward specific goals and announce new initiatives for the coming year. This document will be used as a road map to be discussed at faculty meetings to set the department’s priorities annually.
News and Announcements
A few select highlights from around the department.
- Dr. David Lemke becomes the department's first Piper Professor ... read more about it. (May 3)
- Michelle Adcock (Ph.D. candidate) receives impressive fellowship from AAUW ... read more about it. (May 2)
- Israel Arellano (M.S. student) gives excellent presentation and wins award ... read more about it. (May 2)
- Dr. Marilyn Banta receives an award from national professional organization ... read more about it. (April 25)
If you have a news item or announcement then send it to Joe Veech.