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.


18/02/2020 - 10:17

On February 26, The Department of Biology invites you to "Welcoming Tomorrow: Reflections on the Power of Commitment", a symposium in honor of Zeynab and Mohammed Asadi Lari.

10/02/2020 - 09:59

Sigi Maho's #BIO481 thesis was published in Royal Society Open Science last fall, on October 2019 to be exact. This feat is outstanding by itself but what's more impresive is the fact that Sigi, now a MSc student in Prof.

04/02/2020 - 12:13

Upper year Biology students who are interested in completing either our Internship Course (BIO400) or our 4th Year Thesis Course (BIO481) should attend this information session to learn about the two courses and make an informed decision about whi