Department of Biology


Message from the Chair

Andrew Subudhi

The Department of Biology is the largest department at UCCS, with over 700 majors. Biology majors survey the origins, maintenance, and conservation of biological diversity, as well as the molecular, genetic, and cellular bases of life. Students have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of topics, including the complex interactions that exist among organisms and their environments, as well as the biological processes that underlie molecular and organismic evolution, cellular function, embryonic development, nutrition, exercise science, biomechanics, and human health. Our majors go on to many different graduate programs and careers including research technicians, medical school, PA school, veterinary school, wildlife conservation and more.

Dr. Andrew Subudhi


Faculty Highlights

Biology student Dorothy Klimczak awarded a University of Colorado Cancer Research Summer Fellowship for work in Dr. Wolkow’s lab

Biology students receive UCCS LAS Summer Research Awards
Erin Jordan received the award to work in Dr. Bono’s lab and Dorothy Klimczak to work in Dr. Wolkow’s lab

Drs. Hines and Wolkow are forming education partnerships with both Project Lead the Way and the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative

Dr. Subudhi publishes paper with students
Jordyn N. Rienks, Andrea A. Vanderwoude, Elizabeth Maas, Zachary M. Blea, and Andrew W. Subudhi Effect of Beetroot Juice on Self-Regulated, Moderate-Intensity Exercise

Dr. Lybecker receives NSF grant



Welcome to Dr. Emily Mooney
Dr. Mooney is a new Assistant Professor in the department. She will be teaching Plant Ecology and Conservation Biology.

New Biology Instructors
Hollis McLeroy will be teaching A&P and Jennifer Guess will be teaching General Biology. Welcome.

Sabine Allenspach received the 2015 SGA Student's Choice for Educator of the Year Award
College of Letters, Arts & Sciences | Department of Biology
General Information: (719) 255-3266 | Location: OCSE B-Wing
Chair / Associate Professor: Dr. Andrew Subudhi | Phone: (719) 255-3938 |
Program Assistant: Ruth Jackson | Phone: (719) 255-3266 |