• Biology students discussing a project with Professor Erin Irish
  • A closeup image of glassware containing laboratory experiments
  • The Biology Greenhouse at the University of Iowa
  • Beth Osia, a graduate student, working on an experiment in the Malkova Lab.
  • An image of the new Neurobiology and Cell Biology Laboratory
  • An image of tumor cells from the Stipp Lab.
  • Diversity Equity Inclusion

    Diversity Equity Inclusion

    The Department of Biology recognizes that diversity in students, faculty, and staff along multiple dimensions is beneficial to both student success and to the research enterprise itself. When individuals are grouped in diverse combinations and in an environment that supports collaboration, innovation and creativity increases and problem-solving skills are enhanced. Achieving excellence through diversity alone is, however, not sufficient. In parallel, equitable and inclusive practices must be established and embraced to ensure that the environment fosters the success of diverse groups.

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Undergraduate Students
enrolled as Biology majors1
Student to Faculty ratio
students enrolled in Biology courses
(Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
$5,056,139 in Grant funding
received in 20172
for Renovation Project to
upgrade teaching labs
of undergraduate students
participated in research3

1Includes Biology (752), Biomedical Sciences (43) and Neuroscience(75) majors. Source: Office of the Registrar (as of December 1, 2017).
2This amount includes direct and indirect costs for fiscal year 2017.
3With a professor outside of regular course assignments.