Department of Biology

A first-class undergraduate biology degree is your stepping stone to many career options, including world-class research, pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, forensics and more. The biologists at UTM can help you attain these career goals. We offer exciting undergraduate programs in all of the major biological areas with specialization in four main topics: Ecology & Field Biology, Whole Organisms; Genetics & Evolution; Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology; Physiology & Behaviour.

With over two dozen active research scientists, more than forty graduate students and many post-doctoral fellows doing state-of-the-art research using the latest techniques, our students will have the opportunity to learn from the best. Our undergraduate research projects and summer student placements in research labs will give students valuable, first-hand experience working in a laboratory environment. We also have a dedicated Biology liaison librarian to assist our students in maximizing their research efforts when using U of T’s extensive library resources.

UTM Biology is a dynamic community. In addition to our research facilities, we also have many support staff working in the background to keep the department operating at the highest level. So if you’re interested in the best in biology, UTM Biology is here to serve you.

For more information on the department and what we have to offer, please browse our site. If you have specific questions, please contact the Department of Biology.


07/03/2018 - 08:29

A new study by a University of Toronto research team led by Professor Robert Reisz and PhD student Aaron LeBlanc shows how small reptiles that lived 289 million years ago could detach their tails to escape

05/03/2018 - 07:24

A team of enviornmental researchers measures elevated chloride levels due to road salt use in Cookstown Park in Missisauga, including Bailey McMeans, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto - Mississauga.

29/01/2018 - 10:29

Just as the microorganisms in our gut are increasingly recognized as important players in human health and behavior, new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga demonstrates that microorganisms are equally critical to the growth and he

07/12/2017 - 07:27

Sara Hegazi (PhD, Cheng/Levine Lab) was awarded the Elizabeth Ann Wintercorbyn Award by the Department of Cell and Systems Biology.