Department of Biology Resources + Information:

Main Office Contact Information: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm: or 970-491-7011

In-person Office Hours Summer 2021: Tuesday 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Friday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

LeRoy Poff named University Distinguished Professor
LeRoy Poff, professor in the Department of Biology, has been named a Colorado State University Distinguished Professor, the University’s highest academic honor.

Welcome to the Department of Biology at Colorado State University. Our internationally-recognized research and education programs focus on organisms, diving into mechanistic detail about how they work, or stepping back to consider how they interact with each other and with their environment.  From cells to the biosphere, we make discoveries about fundamental questions in Biology, and we use this new knowledge to make the world a better place.  CSU Biology is a place where everyone is welcome to indulge their curiosity about the living world.

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Outstanding Grad: Brissa Chavez Mendoza, College of Natural Sciences

Before coming to Colorado State University, Brissa Chavez Mendoza knew she wanted to pursue a career in health care but wasn’t sure what exact direction she’d take.

Biology student seeks to protect endangered species; make research accessible to a broad audience

Sophomore Colorado State University biology student Noelle Mason has a passion for the black-footed ferret, and she’s working to protect it – along with many other species – using advanced biotechnology.

National Geographic film reveals how CSU researchers track bird migration through feathers

“Feathers in Flight: The Bird Genoscape Project” is a National Geographic film featuring CSU’s innovative research focusing on bird migration and conservation.

Solving a mystery from the Dust Bowl to help plan for climate change

CSU researchers built an artificial drought to explore the “Dust Bowl paradox.”




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Biology Building, Room 111

1878 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Telephone: 970-491-7011
Fax: 970-491-0649