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Department of Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biology

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the Science 1 Building renovation, the Biology Department Office is temporarily located in the McLane Hall Annex #6. The McLane Hall Annex is located behind McLane Hall. 

Biology is the scientific study of life: its processes, complexity and incredible diversity. The Department of Biology at California State University, Fresno offers diversified undergraduate and graduate education that spans the breadth of modern Biology - from the inner workings of cells to the structure of whole ecosystems. 

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Dr. Gousset

"The Department of Biology is a vibrant group of tenure-track faculty members; excellent teachers with active and externally funded research programs. Fresno State biologists are investigating the molecular mechanisms of cellular processes, the ecology of Sierra Nevada forests and watersheds, and evolution of life in the world's oceans. The Department offers a diverse graduate and undergraduate curriculum to prepare students for an array of career paths in the biological sciences. Motivated students have a wealth of independent research opportunities with Biology faculty. Our alumni are high achievers and many of them enjoy fulfilling careers."

Karine Gousset, Ph.D., Professor and Chair


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Biology Research

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Biology Faculty

Our Faculty

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Contact Us

McLane Hall Annex #6 (Temporary O​ffice)
Science Building 1, Room 106

Mailing Address:
Department of Biology 
2555 East San Ramon Ave, M/S SB73 
Fresno, California USA 93740