The mitotic spindle of a human U2OS cell in metaphase, stained for microtubules (green), DNA (blue) and gamma-tubulin (red).

The Department of Biological Sciences is dedicated to the study of biology at Stanford.

Department FocusEdit

Major research interests of the department can be roughly divided into four areas:

  1. Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, & Genetics
  2. Plant Biology
  3. Population and Evolutionary Biology and Ecology
  4. Marine Biology
  5. Neurology

Degrees GrantedEdit

The department offers a minor program, a major program granting a B.S., a coterminal program granting a M.S., a terminal program granting a M.S., a doctoral program granting a Ph.D., courses designed for the non-major. For additional information on these programs, consult the official Stanford Bulletin.


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