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Attention Students

Our department will be closed in order to significantly reduce the density of campus population in the interest of safety and health for our students, staff, and faculty. 

Need to contact our department? The department of Biological Sciences office is here to support you remotely during these stressful and uncertain times. We will be responding to email inquiries during our normally schedueled business hours: Monday through Thursday 6 AM - 6 PM, and Friday 8 AM - 5 PM. Please direct your inquiries as follows: 

Cal State East Bay Suspends In-Person Classes as of March 11, 2020

This decision was not made lightly. To date, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 affecting any Cal State East Bay campus and the health risk to the general public remains low. With that said, CSUEB wants to balance supporting students in their academic goals with community responsibility. Our goal is to reduce the density of people on campus in order to help mitigate the spread of the virus. So, to this end, all in-person lecture, discussion, and seminar courses are to be moved online. To allow preparation time, all of these courses are canceled through the end of this week. Instruction will resume on Monday, March 16 at the regularly scheduled date and time. In the meanwhile, the campus and campus operations will remain open and Spring break remains March 30 to April 2. If you have any questions, you can contact your course instructor, the Department Chair, Brian Perry (, or the Office of Academic Affairs at More

With COVID-19, We Must Operate in Knowledge not Fear

The CSUEB Biology Faculty and Staff are committed to supporting the needs of our students and others we serve. This includes ensuring that we keep you informed about the issues that affect our community. At the moment, we are being inundated with headlines, soundbites, and news reports about the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. So, it can be a little overwhelming and even a bit frightening. Please know that, as trained biologists, we are happy to direct you to the most up-to-date and accurate resources about this issue. As a starting point, please feel free to visit the CSUEB coronavirus information website at the link below. If you have additional questions, please contact us at and/or the Chair of the Department, Dr. Brian Perry, at brian.perry@csueastbayedu. Remember - the power of science is the knowledge it offers. Knowledge is Power.Read More

A New Faculty Member Has Joined the Department!

We are happy to announce that we have a new tenure-track faculty member joining our department! Dr. Jenny Hazlehurst is an ecologist and her research focuses on the ecology and conservation of the plant-pollinator relationship. Dr. Hazlehurst will be teaching BIOL 140B, Organismal Biology, and BIOL 650, Seminar in Ecology and Evolution, and setting up her research lab this Spring 2020 semester. If you are interested in conducting research with her as a graduate or an undergraduate student, please do not hesitate to contact her (see more info at the link below). In the meanwhile, please join us in welcoming Dr. Hazlehurst to our department!!Read More

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September 2017

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

August 2017


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Contact Us

Department of Biological Sciences
  • North Science, room 429
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Office Hours:
  • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, M-Th
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, F
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