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Research Opportunities

Current Undergraduate Students  ⟩  Research Opportunities

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The University of Mississippi is included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities, Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

The Department of Biology is a comprehensive life science department with faculty working in many diverse areas of biology.

  • cell and molecular biology
  • evolution
  • ecology
  • symbioses and species interactions
  • restoration and conservation biology
  • behavior and neurobiology
  • biodiversity
  • microbiology
  • freshwater, marine, and wetland ecology

How do students find research opportunities in the department?

If you are enrolled in a biology course, visit the office hours or communicate with the biology faculty member(s) teaching your course(s) to discuss your interests in biology and who you might approach to explore those interests further through research.

Visit the Research webpage and learn more about the faculty specializations within the various research areas.

Communicate with your academic advisor in biology to discuss your interests in biology and learn about which faculty best fit your interests.

See the Biology Undergraduate Research Opportunities page to find out about research opportunities currently available.  Department researchers are often looking for lab and/or field assistance and list them along with some details on this page.