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Welcome to the La Salle University Biology Department Web page.

The Biology Department at La Salle University is dedicated to developing the full intellectual, personal and social potential of our students in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation.

The faculty of La Salle’s Biology Department serves qualified students interested in pursuing further education and careers in the health professions, life sciences, and science education. The Biology Department has a long a proud tradition of training undergraduates for admission to health profession schools. The Department is equally committed to preparing students for graduate work in the life sciences for diverse careers as a professional scientist. The combination of a Lasallian liberal arts education coupled with the biology curriculum’s intense immersion in the sciences prepares students to become leaders in their chosen profession.

The Biology Department is housed in the new Holroyd Hall, Hugh and Nancy Devlin Center for Science and Technology. State-of-the-art teaching and research facilities enable our students to learn and actively do 21st century biology.

Teaching laboratories are equipped with modern microscopes, lab equipment, prepared samples, and reagents for individual and group work in a number of different biological disciplines. Our student-based research laboratories have molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, neurobiology, and a number of other workstations. Computers and software are available for students to perform bioinformatic analysis of research data and other computational needs.

Greenhouses are available for both teaching and research needs. The Department has a biological field biostation located in the Penllyn Nature Area. This facility located on the Wissahickon Creek allows for studies of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems.