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.


16/04/2019 - 14:25

Ho-Sung Rhee developed an interest in gene regulation while studying for his master’s degree at Seoul National University in South Korea and decided to pursue the topic in North America, home to many of the leaders in the field.

28/03/2019 - 10:20

In the first study of its kind for the field of circadian biology, UTM researchers used RNA sequencing to observe the expression of genes in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), a tiny region of

14/03/2019 - 15:05

A study of the world’s earliest known dinosaur eggs reveals new information about the evolution of dinosaur reproduction. 

08/03/2019 - 10:36

Laura Krajewski, a former Biology student who was currently working at the RGASC, died unexpectedly over the weekend as the result of a tragic hiking accident.