Graduate studies at UTM Biology are firmly based in research that is diverse, campus-based and intricately woven with our undergraduate program. As a large, diverse department, Biology benefits from the participation of over 24 tenure-streamed faculty members supervising over 40 graduate students, numerous post-doctoral fellows/research associates, and many technicians. UTM is equipped with research facilities containing leading edge instrumentation and technology to promote new avenues of inquiry.
Our research interests are diverse but concentrate in three major areas; Evolution & Ecology; Neuroscience & Physiology; and Development, Cell & Molecular Biology. Focused research thrusts have developed within each cluster and there is synergy within and among these core areas which create a stimulating atmosphere for both the faculty and graduate students. The graduate students within our program run a weekly departmental seminar series that has continued for over 25 years.
All Doctoral-stream Programs at the University are Tri-campus Programs (Mississauga, Scarborough and Toronto Campuses), and the graduate programs at UTM are administered through our graduate departments, the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Cell and Systems Biology at the Toronto campus and through the School of Graduate Studies. Admission requirements can be found on the home pages of the appropriate Graduate Department. UTM Faculty have their graduate appointments in one or both of these graduate departments. Graduate students at UTM are represented by AGSAE, the Association of Graduate Students at Erindale, who also hold a number of social events during the school year and summer.
UTM Biology offers MSc, and PhD degrees in the most areas of the Biological Sciences, as well as MSc degrees in Biotechnology and in Biomedical Communications.