Welcome, to the Department of Biological Sciences!
We are the main department on the West campus connecting UC's students to research and careers in life sciences located in the newly-renovated Rieveschl Hall, with modern teaching and research laboratory facilities. Our department is active in research, graduate training, undergraduate education and engaged in community activities. Our goal is to achieve and maintain excellence in each of these essential areas.
Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research that is supported by a broad portfolio of grants from federal and private research foundations. Our research spans the breadth of biology, with two emergent focal research groups in Sensory Biology, Behavior and Evolution, and in Environmental Change and Biological Resilience. Our research features collaborations with international researchers and those on UC's East (Medical) Campus, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, the USEPA Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center facility, the nearby Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, and other regional and national research organizations. We are actively engaged in the development of the UC field station located 30 min west of campus - the Cincinnati Center for Field Studies – which is an important asset to our research and instruction. Our departmental blog [link] has information on recent media coverage of faculty and student research, as well as other department activities. You can also soon follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.