Department of Biology
With a program that lets you explore your scientific interests, gain real-world experience, and make valuable connections with faculty experts, you’ll turn your passion for science into the start of a fulfilling career.
Excel in your research, elevate your scientific prowess, and make contributions that enhance the world at large.
In seven different buildings throughout campus—and all over the globe—you’ll find a diverse community of biologists who are committed to improving our society. We’re widely recognized for our excellence in teaching and research in a wide array of subjects, from tiny molecules to immense ecosystems. On Penn State’s campus, we’re known for our integration with other subjects as well.
Our faculty members are more than professors—they’re mentors, researchers, and experts in the field of biology.
In the Spotlight
New technology enhances production of cells used in research and medical imaging with single-cell accuracy.
Researchers will collect samples from wildlife to test for SARS-CoV-2 with a goal of monitoring for potential spillback to humans.
A new study reveals when race-based differences in the gut microbiome appear, highlighting a need for more inclusive microbiome science.