Quinnipiac University

BS in Biology Our Research

Our BS in Biology offers unmatched flexibility, enabling students to design, perform and present research projects on human diseases, environmental issues and ecological systems.

Current Faculty Research Projects

  • Alexandre de Lencastre
    Roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) and other non-coding RNAs in biology

  • Scott Davies
    How an organism’s physiology enables it to cope with changing environmental conditions

  • Caitlin Hanlon
    Characterization of Drosophila G-protein coupled receptors during embryonic development

  • Lisa Kaplan
    The relationship between plasticizer exposure and altered crayfish aggression, fish social behaviors, and amphipod locomotion

  • Sarah Lawson
    Pollinator health and nutrition;
    The evolution of social behavior

  • Craig Magie
    Cell movements and shape changes that occur in the early embryo

  • Courtney McGinnis
    Determining the molecular mechanism of action of endocrine disrupting chemicals, while working toward an understanding of zebrafish sexual differentiation;
    Examining the Quinnipiac River by gas chromatography mass spectrophotometry for the presence of phthalates and plasticizers

  • Nils Pilotte
    The application of molecular tools to the study of parasites that cause neglected tropical diseases

  • Lise Thomas
    Exploring Mitogen-Activated Protein (MAP) kinases with genetic and biochemical approaches

Immerse yourself in funded summer research

As one of the University’s hallmark undergraduate experiences, QUIP-RS is an intensive 8-week program that enables students to work in a laboratory while completing a mentored and funded research project alongside faculty mentors.

Learn more about QUIP-RS

Faculty Spotlight: G-protein coupled receptors

Professor Caitlin Hanlon peers over the shoulder of a student in a biology lab and assists them with their microscope
Biology professor earns grant totaling more than $180,000

December 18, 2023

Quinnipiac has been awarded a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) subaward grant to support research on G-protein coupled receptors.
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Faculty Spotlight: Gates Foundation, NIH and NIAID

Headshot of Nils Pilotte, assistant professor of biology
Professor awarded over $180,000 in grants to study parasites that cause neglected tropical diseases

October 5, 2023

Nils Pilotte, assistant professor of biology at Quinnipiac, was recently awarded two grants totaling over $180,000 to study parasites that cause neglected tropical diseases.
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