The Biology Department is committed to student-centered learning and scholarship. Our faculty consider research involvement to be one of the key areas in which mentoring relationships are developed and important laboratory skills are honed.

For example, in recent years faculty and students have tested potential drugs that regulate immune system response to infection; examined mutations that alter gene expression in yeas; collected soil samples for analysis from the Hawaiian Islands and the foothills of the Andes mountains in Chilé; developed field experiments focusing on the traits of invasive species; and presented research at prestigious conferences such as the Botanical Society of America Meeting and the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

Many opportunities exist for John Carroll biology students to conduct research: