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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

Professor Danielle Taghian
Professor Danielle Taghian

Congratulations to Professor Danielle Taghian on her Phi Beta Kappa Award! Professor Taghian has been with the Biology department since 2002, teaching courses in Molecular Biology and the Honors Thesis Seminar. She has been known to keep close relationships with her students, often times teaching them from their freshman year through to graduation. It's 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.


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