Marine and Coastal Ecological Research Class (Biol 306) students conducting research by the Nantucket research house.

Biology Department

Associate Professor of Biology, Greg Beck, will be teaching Biology 380, Introduction to Immunology, during Winter Session 2015. This course is an introduction to the principles of immunology including definition of antigens and antibodies, specificity of the immune response, immunoglobin structure, the genetics of immunoglobin synthesis, cellular cooperation in the immune response, mechanism of inflammation, transplantation, and diseases associated with responsiveness of the immune system. Click here to learn more.

Assistant Professor of Biology, Liam Revell, will be teaching Biology 359, Caribbean Tropical Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, during Winter Session 2015. This field-based course, conducted in Puerto Rico, will introduce students to the basics of tropical ecology, evolution, and conservation biology through a mixture of lectures, field excursions, and independent projects. Additional information will be available soon. 

To view the Sustainability Symposiums at UMass Boston from Earth Day 2015, Dimensions of Sustainability, click here. To view the Winter 2014 Sustainability Symposium, Biodiversity Conservation for the Anthropocene, click here. Watch for the the Fall 2015 coming attractions!   

The Biology Department recently received a $1 million anonymous gift, establishing the new Biology Graduate Student Research Endowment! This endowment will support stipends for graduate students, travel to conferences, and graduate research projects for years to come. Click here to read the Boston Globe's article about this gift.

Picture of student in the marsh at the Nantucket Field Station

Biology on Nantucket

Sign up for the Biology Department's summer courses on Nantucket: field research intro course BIO 100: Coastal Ecology and adaptation research course BIO 306: Marine and Coastal Ecological Research. Read More 

Dr. Kamal Bawa hosted the Honorable Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change from the Govt. of India, Mr. Prakash Javadekar in April, 2015

Dr. Bawa and Mr. Javadekar

Dr. Kamal Bawa and Kanchan Banerjee (from the Forum for Global Leadership of India) hosted a reception in honor of Mr. Prakash Javadekar, the Honorable Minister of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change from the Government of India on Thursday, April 16th 2015 in the Integrated Sciences Complex. Theresa Mortimer, Assistant Chancellor and Andrew Grosovsky, Dean of CSM gave welcome addresses. The Honorable Minister shared his remarks at the gathering. Dean Grosovsky offered closing remarks for the reception. Read More 

The Dalai Lama reading Professor Kamal Bawa's recent book, "Himalaya: Mountains of Life"

Dalai Lama reading HImalaya

Pictured here is the Dalai Lama reading leading conservation biologist Kamal Bawa and conservation photographer Sandesh Kadur's recent book, "Himalaya: Mountains of Life." The book focuses on the Eastern Himalaya, and weaves together perspectives on the region’s land, water, biodiversity and peoples into an extraordinarily rich and diverse tapestry of words and images. The book portrays the Eastern Himalayas as a melting pot of ancient cultures, languages, and religions. The research, writing, and publication of Himalaya: Mountains of Life was funded by ATREE with Felis Creations, Gorgas Science Foundation, and the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Gray Seal Pupping Cam

Picture of gray seals from gray seal pupping cam

Seal cam is the first live streaming video camera to observe seals at a pupping and breeding colony on the east coast. Read what former PhD student and current instructor Stephanie Wood is doing with the seal cam.

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