Department of Biological Sciences

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Welcome Back for the Spring 2024 Semester!

Biology Majors, we hope that you had a wonderful winter break, and that you are ready for the Spring 2024 semester! Classes begin on Tuesday, January 16th. If you are still looking for courses or need some general or graduation-related advising, please do not hesitate to visit one of our staff or faculty advisors (see link below). We are here to assist you! Also, we encourage you to continue monitoring the real-time progress of the construction of the Applied Sciences Center at: You can read more about this building, the construction for which is scheduled to be completed later this year, at: With this said, we welcome you back, and we are looking forward to seeing you on campus soon! Read More

Welcoming Two New Faculty to the Department!

We are happy to introduce the department's two newest faculty members: Dr. Abigail Morales ( and Dr. Hongye Wang (! Broadly speaking, they are both microbiologists. Dr. Morales' research is centered in the area of immunology with a focus on identifying the role of host DNA damage signaling in modulating immune responses to bacterial and viral pathogens. Dr. Hongye studies issues in food science and technology, with a focus on understanding how foodborne pathogens persist in food and food-related environments and developing strategies to detect and control these pathogens. You can find more information about these two accomplished scientists at the link below. In the meanwhile, please join us in welcoming Dr. Morales and Dr. Wang to our department! Read More

Update to the Campus Wi-Fi!

We were recently informed by IT that there will be an update to the campus wi-fi soon. The campus has implemented Eduroam to replace the CSUEB wi-fi network. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to move to the Eduroam wi-fi network as soon as possible as the CSUEB wi-fi network will retire in 2024. You are asked to use your Cal State East Bay credentials to connect with this network the next time you are on campus. This will facilitate the authentication of your device(s). Since this network is commonly used at other CSU and UC institutions, once your device(s) is authenticated, no additional action is required to utilize Eduroam wi-fi at other CSU and UC campuses and other universities and colleges that have implemented it too. For more information and instructions on how to access the Eduroam network, please visit the link below. Read More

Additional Resources and Contact Information

Click here to see where our graduates are now!

September 2017

  • The department welcomes two new faculty members, Dr. Guiton and Dr. Almeida.

August 2017

  • East Bay Today publishes a feature article highlighting the research of Dr. Gallegos.
  • TedEd publishes a video by Dr. Pakpour on cell membranes.


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Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides several programs offering support services for students with different backgrounds and abilities.

CSUEB STEM student info site

This CSUEB STEM student website centralizes information on internships, fellowships/scholarships/financial aid opportunities, as well as educational, research, and job opportunities that would be of interest to CSUEB students who are pursuing a major, minor, or have interests in programs in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.


The university uses the Handshake platform to assist CSUEB students in identifying internships and jobs and to assist with connecting students and potential employers.


The Internships site hosted within the CSUEB website is designed to be a resource for students who are interested in finding an internship or signing up for credit for participating in the internship. Information for internship sponsors/sites is also available.  


The Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) is the university's student learning center and offers a number of related services including tutoring for science, math, statistics, the sciences, and writing.


Contact Us

Department of Biological Sciences
  • SC-N431 and SC-N429
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
  • Hayward, CA 94542