Vanderbilt University, Biological Sciences Department

The Biological Sciences department of Vanderbilt University spans a broad range of scientific disciplines—Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Genetics, Computational Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology, and Neurobiology.

Areas of research from our award-winning faculty include biological clocks, genome maintenance, protein trafficking, vector biology, symbiosis, social evolution, microbiomes, speciation, brain asymmetry, synapse formation and plasticity, and touch, visual, and olfactory sensory systems.  Undergraduates in our department can major in either molecular and cell biology (MCB), ecology, evolution, and organismal biology (EEOB), or the non-differentiated biological sciences (BioSci).