The Department provides training for two types of students: 1) those who plan to attend graduate school in various fields of Biology or professional school in medicine, dentistry, allied health and other related areas; and 2) those who take Biology as part of their liberal arts education.

Biology Research Technique Workshops

One-day Research Technique Workshops in Genetics and Forensic Science will be offered by faculty for freshman or sophomore biology or chemistry students who have completed one year Introduction to Biology courses in December 2017. Click here for details.


Dr. Bianca Garner
Interim Provost
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Dr. Linden Haynes
Ph.D., Iowa State University
Dr. Lianna Li
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Dr. Jinghe Mao
Natural Science Division Dean
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Dr. Scharri Ezell Walker
Chair of Biology Department
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham