Welcome to the Department of Biology, one of the largest departments at Miami University, where our teaching and research span fields of study ranging from molecular to global biology.  We offer a B.A. and B.S. in Biology, Botany, and Zoology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology and Botany.  Biology also participates in interdepartmental graduate programs in Cellular, Structural, and Molecular Biology (CMSB) as well as Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology.   Read more



In the past two years, we have hired four new assistant professors in biology. Rob Baker is a plant evolutionary developmental biologist who studies the genetic and developmental basis of the diverse plant morphologies exhibited by Brassica rapa (cabbages, turnips, bok choy). Tereza Jezkova is a global change biologist interested in the genetic basis of evolutionary change underlying shifts in ecological niches and geographic ranges of vertebrates and other organisms. Jonathan Bauer is a plant ecologist studying plant interactions with soil microorganisms and their roles in agricultural and restoration ecology. Meixia Zhao studies comparative and functional genomics of crop plants, including soybeans and maize. All four are up and running in their teaching and research, and already have several students involved in their research labs, which will be newly renovated by Fall 2019.

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