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Department of Biological Sciences

We are conducting research to address the greatest challenges of our time and train the next generation of biologists. We are breaking new ground in the field — from coral reefs in the Florida Keys to mangroves in the Everglades to tropical rainforests around the world — as well as in our cutting-edge laboratories, providing training and research opportunities in a variety of disciplines.

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Support Our Students

A scholarship fund has been established in the name of Retired Professor John C. Makemson to benefit undergraduate students conducting research in the biological sciences. Learn about Dr. Makemson's impact on our department and contribute to his award.


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