Faculty & Research

The UTA Department of Biology has a robust research program. The research conducted by our internationally esteemed and award-winning faculty is funded by a host of state, national and international institutions and agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, among others. Our faculty and their students conduct research in a wide array of areas, including:

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology/Behavioral Ecology
  • Biochemistry
  • Macroecology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Cell Biology
  • Genomics
  • Mitochondria
  • Evolutionary Genomics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Environmental Genomics
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Speciation Genetics
  • Cellular Defenses of Marine Organisms
  • Herpetology
  • Virology
  • Evolution
  • Systematics
  • Molecular Systematics
  • Biogeography
  • Molecular Biology
  • Forensics


Students, to find out more about research in Biology, or to find a lab to work in, go to the Faculty page and click on the Profile Info buttons for each faculty member, or on the links to faculty members' websites.

Specialized research centers such as the Life Sciences Core Facility, the Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center, the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, and the North Texas Genome Center provide valuable resources for our interdisciplinary research programs.

UTA Research Information