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SF State's Department of Biology offers a dynamic learning environment, exciting research opportunities, and mentorship by world-class scientists. Our undergraduate and graduate programs in cell and molecular biology, conservation biology, ecology and systematics, marine biology, microbiology, physiology, botany and zoology, and biology education are all designed to train and educate students to meet the challenges of leadership roles in the biological sciences. We invite you to explore our exceptional educational and research opportunities.

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  •  Graduate Physiology major Jessica Kwan won the SF State-level of the CSU Research Competition in the area of Biological and Agricultural Sciences for her presentation "Comparison of Ixodes pacificus Tick Life Stages and Their Microbiome Diversity in Relation to Borrelia burgdorferi Infection."

  • Undergraduate Cell & Molecular Biology major Torey Jacques won the SF State-level of the CSU Research Competition in the area of Biological and Agriculture Sciences for his presentation "Epothilone B and Paclitaxel Display a Synthetic Lethal Interactions with SAC Comprised Cells in the Drosophila melanogaster Compound Eye."