In keeping with the mission of UMass Boston, the faculty and staff of the Biology Department are committed to providing the highest quality experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. We offer a vibrant curriculum and extensive opportunities for mentoring and hands-on research experiences as a means of developing a deeper understanding of biology at the levels of molecules, cells, organisms and the ecosystem. We stress the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills both in the classroom and by undergraduate students conducting original research in faculty laboratories. Graduate students can choose from a various faculty research expertise and can conduct interdisciplinary research among several faculty in the areas of Environmental Biology and Molecular & Cell Biology. We also look forward to moving into new a new research building in 2013.