News and Events

We are in our new facility for Fall 2021!

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.
 

Department News and Events

An Evolutionary Arms Race

Feedback loop showing the constant battle between bacteria and viruses.

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

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SU Biology Majors Use Bioinformatics to Build Interactive Web Simulations

A small screenshot of the Super Genetics website. Showcasing a simulation of the lactose operon, designed to help students learn and master simple genetic concepts using the lactose operon as a basic example.

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

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SU Biology Research Contributes to Analysis of Urban Biodiversity

Large coyote staring into camera.

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

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SU Biology Students Build Valuable Long-Term Data Through Years of Ecology Classes

Student holds a green clipboard with vials of samples from the Duwamish River.

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

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The Seattle Urban Carnivore Project: Carnivore Spotter Website

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

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2018 Science and Engineering College Awards

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

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Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
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Ranked National University