Department of Biological Sciences

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Good Luck with Final Exams and Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!

Wishing you all the best of luck as you get ready to take your final exams next week. As you prepare for your exams, do not hesitate to reach out to your course instructors and SCAA tutoring, and in those courses in which it is available, your SI Leaders or Learning Assistants as you need it. You got this and we've got you! Also a great big ol' early CONGRATULATIONS to our graduating seniors! We know you are excited and we are excited for you! If you are opting to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, which is scheduled to be on campus this year (see link below for info on ceremonies for this year and for 21-22), we may just see you there as those faculty who can attend will be there. Great job GRADUATES! Read More

Summer 2022 Academic Advising Will Be Available!

Hello all, as we head into the final weeks of the term, we just wanted to let you know that there will be academic advising available in the summer. We will update the Office Hours page (see link below) to Summer Advising Information in a few weeks so that you may identify who is available to meet. In the meanwhile, if you are unable to reach a specific faculty advisor of your choice between now and then, you are welcome to reach out to Mr. Avel Perez (, Dr. Erica Wildy (, and/or Dr. Brian Perry ( for your biology and GE advising needs. For major checks, please meet with Mr. Avel Perez. Read More

Meet Our Newest Faculty Member, Dr. Tommy Jenkinson

Dr. Tommy Jenkinson is the Biological Sciences department's newest faculty member, having joined the faculty this past Fall. Dr. Jenkinson has hit the ground running, juggling his faculty responsibilities. This Spring you can find him teaching BIOL 140B, Organismal Biology and BIOL 650, Graduate Seminar in Ecology. He is also continuing to set up his research lab. Dr. Jenkinson's scholarly interests broadly include issues in molecular ecology, evolutionary genetics, and mycology. One of his current projects involves the use of molecular techniques to examine the evolution and biogeography of the chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis or Bd), a disease which has negatively impacted amphibian populations worldwide. You can find out more about Dr. Jenkinson and his research using the link below. And hey, if you haven't met Dr. Jenkinson yet and you see him in the science buildings or elsewhere on campus, be sure to introduce yourself. He enjoys meeting and working with students and you will likely find his enthusiasm contagious (pardon the pun!). Read More

Here we have posted information that may be of interest to current biology majors. We will continue to add new information here so please check back regularly. Also, do not hesitate to suggest additional categories of information that you would like to see posted!

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September 2017

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

August 2017


Click here to see where our graduates are now!

Department of Biological Sciences
  • North Science, room 429
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
  • Hayward, CA 94542