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Drexel Biology Students working in the lab

World-Class Biological Science Research & Academics

Featuring state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on career and research experiences, and renowned faculty at the forefront of cellular and molecular biology, genomics and more.

Department of Biology

The Department of Biology offers a wide range of studies in the life sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our faculty and researchers are passionately involved in teaching and conducting research in cellular and molecular biology, ecology and environmental science, organismal physiology and development, and microbial pathogenesis and immunology. Faculty- and student-driven research within our department falls under the following general areas:


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Genes & Proteins

Cell Biology




Army Ants

Ecology & Ecosystems

Student Spotlight

Katie Berman, Drexel Biology Student

Katie Berman
BS Biology '15

Katie Berman is senior biology major working in Shivanthi Anandan's lab on the novel fbp gene in cyanobacteria. She has presented at multiple undergraduate research conferences and was an Amgen Scholar conducting paid summer research at the University of California, San Diego.

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Shivanthi Anandan, PhD

Shivanthi Anandan, PhD

Marine & Freshwater Cyanobacteria

Elias Spiliotis, PhD

Elias Spiliotis, PhD

Cell Biology & Cytoskeleton

Katie Gonder, PhD

Kathryn Gonder, PhD

Genomics & Evolutionary Processes

Daniel Marenda, PhD

Developmental Neurobiology & Behavior


Our alums go on to have careers in medicine, veterinary sciences, dentistry and other allied health professions, including careers as physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists. Many hold research positions in the private sector; become technicians in government and academic labs; or work as research scientists and professors in diverse fields such as cancer biology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology and forensic biology.

Other career paths include genetic counseling, clinical trials coordination, bioinformatics, genomics, clinical lab medicine, public health, policy, science journalism, teaching and law. Biologists may also be employed in “green” jobs in biotechnology, field research, evolutionary biology, biodiversity and conservation. The opportunities are numerous and varied.

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Department of Biology
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Center | Room 123
3245 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104

215.895.2624 |