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Professors Take A Scientific Approach to Improve Learning
Doctor Gives Back Through Mentorship and Service
Pre-Med Graduate Envisions Career Serving Poor
Bio Students Gain Confidence with SMART Program at BCM
Biology, Computers Collide in High-Demand Field
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

Pre-Med Graduate Envisions Career Serving Poor

Pre-Med student Stephanie Ibrahim will graduate a semester early this December. While she interviews for medical schools, she plans two medical mission trips. Read more

Bio Students Gain Confidence with SMART Program at BCM

Six students were given the opportunity to work alongside professionals in their field of study through the Summer Medical and Research Training program. The 10-week-long intensive program with Baylor College of Medicine is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed. Read more

Biology, Computers Collide in High-Demand Field

Courses in Bioinformatics, a newly emerging field in the life sciences, are preparing students for high-demand jobs that require analyzing genome and proteome projects. In these courses students are taught computer programming – skills that are transferrable to other industries such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, business and finance. 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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Faculty
Dr. Rosemarie D. Rosell, Chair
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Dr. Shivas Amin
Dr. Ruth Ann Bagnall, Smith – Cullen Endowed Chair
Dr. Jill Dewey
Dr. Donald R. Frohlich
Dr. DaeJan Grigsby
Dr. Maia Larios-Sanz
Dr. Ellis Larry Nordyke
Dr. Albert Ribes Zamora
Dr. Alexandra Simmons-Nout

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