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Biology Department

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Professor Chiles

About Biology

The Biology department at Boston College is committed to educating and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students within a research-intensive environment. Our faculty is skilled in teaching and advising students as well as advancing cutting-edge research. As a result, students enjoy a unique atmosphere in both the laboratory and the classroom that is defined by a mixture of academic rigor and personal relationships. Current areas of faculty scholarship and expertise include cell and developmental biology, microbiology and immunobiology, and bioinformatics. The Biology department also offers state-of-the-art research laboratories and core-research support facilities, including confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and FACS facilities.

Recent News and Events

Undergraduate Research Day - May 2017

Undergraduate Research Day 2017
Undergraduate Research Day May 2017
Undergraduate Research Day 2017
Professor Danielle Taghian
Prof. Danielle Taghian

Congratulations to Professor Danielle Taghian on her Phi Beta Kappa Award! Professor Taghian has been with the Biology department since 2002 and has been known to keep close relationships with her students. It is these relationships that earned her the prestigious honor, awarded by students in the Honors Society. For more information about Professor Taghian and the Phi Beta Kappa Award, please visit the official Boston College Press Release.

Dr. Laura Anne Lowery
Dr. Laura Anne Lowery

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Anne Lowery for receiving an "Ever to Excel" award here at Boston College, given to "a faculty member that expanded the horizons, skills, and value systems of students outside the classroom." She was nominated by 5 of her own students for this well-deserved honor. 

For more information about the Ever to Excel awards, please visit

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