Research in the Department of Biology

Research in the Department of Biology has two historic tracks: (1) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and (2) Cell and Molecular Biology. However, as new knowledge emerges and advances in technological tools become available to further resolve biological underpinnings, so as the focus and mission of the the Department's science evolved.

As such, the Department now has active research programs in neuroscience, microbial ecology, comparative anatomy, ichthyology, developmental biology, climate change, bioinformatics and infectious diseases.

Howard University, Department of Biology, is uniquely equipped to facilitate enriching student learning experiences by providing enriching tools for both academic and research practices and instruction.

Director of Undergraduate Research: Mary Ayuk (

Research Highlights