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.


17/04/2018 - 11:03

Two students from Shannon McCauley’s lab and one from Marc Johnson’s lab were honored for their work in the department at the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Appreciation Night.

10/04/2018 - 14:26

In a new paper in Hydrobiologia, Sarah French (McCauley lab) examined whether habitat choices made by adult dragonflies, and how their aquatic offspring respond determines where dragonflies are found.

27/03/2018 - 13:38

On March 24 & 25, 2018, Prof. Sanja Hinic-Frlog and a group of 33 UTM Biology undergraduate students presented their ROP or BIO481 research at the 31st Ontario Biology Day at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.

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