The Department houses research labs studying a wide spectrum of organisms, from fruit flies and worms to turtles and sharks. Areas of research interest include molecular mechanisms underlying cancer, development, aging and oxidative stress, molecular and cellular neuroscience behind normal development, neurotransmission, behavior and neurological disorders,bioinformatics, biotechnology, plant genomics and physiology, conservation biology, marine biology, animal morphology and physiology, animal behavior, evolution, sensory biology of marine vertebrates and invertebrates, population ecology, predator-prey interactions, ecosystem energetics, food web dynamics, ecological modeling, physical-biological coupling, coastal ecology, nutrient cycling, and aquatic systems such as the Everglades and coral reefs.
The full list of scholarships available to our students can be found here. If you would like to contribute to any of these scholarship funds, you may do so at https://fauf.fau.edu/giveagift (under “Designation”, select “Other” and type the name of the scholarship you wish to support into the dialog box that appears).
If you would like to make a donation by check, please make the check out to Florida Atlantic University and mail it to:
Attn: Scholarship Committee
Department of Biological Sciences (SC-1, 136)
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Questions may be directed to Dr. Stacee Caplan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-297-4750.