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UST Presents Bioinformatics Tool at Chinese DNA Conference
Biology Graduate to Attend Yale PhD Program
Taffet Trades Soccer Pitch for Med School
Professors Take A Scientific Approach to Improve Learning
Doctor Gives Back Through Mentorship and Service
UST Presents Bioinformatics Tool at Chinese DNA Conference

Biology professor Albert Ribes was invited to the Sixth World DNA and Genome Day in China to present research data obtained with a bioinformatics tool he helped developed. Ribes’ research focused on identifying genome structure patterns reminiscent of DNA damage response mechanism and its potential for clinical applications. Read more

Biology Graduate to Attend Yale PhD Program

Class of 2015 graduate, Holly Merta, will attend Yale University for a Ph.D. program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Merta was awarded the Gruber Science Fellowship—one of the most prestigious awards offered by Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences—for her accomplishments and promise. Read more

Taffet Trades Soccer Pitch for Med School

With two years of soccer under his belt, biology major Jason Taffet knew a goalie’s role was subtle and easily influenced the flow of a game. Graduating with the class of 2015, Taffett wanted to keep that influential role – this time instead of goals, he’ll be saving lives. Read more

Professors Take A Scientific Approach to Improve Learning

With many different educational trends, it is often difficult to decide how to present particular topics in the classroom. To figure out which methods of learning are most effective, Dr. Albert Ribes and Dr. Alexandra Simmons-Nout, both assistant professors of biology, decided to use a scientific approach. Read more

 

Doctor Gives Back Through Mentorship and Service

Dr. Andrew Li can still be seen around UST's campus even though he graduated more than 10 years ago. Through mentoring and service Li has plugged back into UST's community. Read more

The Biology Department at the University of St. Thomas includes degrees in biology and bioinformatics. The biology program teaches students the principles governing the structure and function of biological systems at every level from molecules to the biosphere. The program places special emphasis on ecology and evolution as the context in which to understand these principles. Students will graduate prepared for graduate and professional schools and for entry-level biologist positions.

Bioinformatics is a fast-growing and newly emerged field in the life sciences that utilizes math and computer science applications to analyze and store the vast amounts of information produced from the various genome and proteome projects. A bioinformatics major includes concentrations in biology, mathematics and computer science. Graduates will be prepared to enter professional or graduate school in bioinformatics or for entry-level positions in biotechnology firms, genome projects or the pharmaceutical industry.

Majors
Biology, B.A.
Biology, B.S. 
Bioinformatics, B.S.

Minors
Biology

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Dr. Rosemarie D. Rosell, Chair
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Dr. Shivas Amin
Dr. Donald R. Frohlich
Dr. DaeJan Grigsby
Dr. Maia Larios-Sanz, Smith – Cullen Endowed Chair
Dr. Eddie Nam​
Dr. Ellis Larry Nordyke
Dr. Alexandra Simmons-Nout
Dr. Gabriel Villares
Dr. Albert Ribes Zamora

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