Our department is now housed in the new Sinegal Center, where we have state-of-the-art labs and equipment for our courses and research. The Biology Department office is in SINE 401, and biology faculty advisor offices are on the 3rd and 4th floor.
Bacteria have inhabited our planet for over 3 billion years and during much of that time have been subjected to infection by viruses (‘phage’). This pressure has driven bacteria to develop a wide range of anti-phage defense systems. Phage in turn have evolved mechanisms to evade those defenses, leading bacteria to develop additional anti-phage mechanisms.
Oct 26, 2021
Students in Seattle University’s bioinformatics project course continue to use their skills to design and build novel, interactive simulations. These models help individuals grasp challenging concepts in the field of genetics.
Oct 20, 2021
Urban ecologists have observed higher biodiversity of many species in wealthier neighborhoods. Until recently, however, this so-called "luxury effect" had not been tested for mammals. Seattle University Associate Professor of Biology Mark Jordan joined researchers from across North America to test this effect.
Oct 15, 2021
Students returning to in-person field labs in the Biology Department this fall are continuing years of work by fellow students to build long-term data on ecological patterns across Seattle.
Oct 8, 2021
The next phase of the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project, a collaboration between the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University Associate Professor of Biology Mark Jordan, PhD, has now launched a Carnivore Spotter Website.
Nov 7, 2019
Congratulations to Duane Safford for receiving the Camille Toutonghi Distinguished Staff Award! He has shown amazing dedication to the Biology Department for the past 46 years and will be dearly missed next year.
May 25, 2018