Welcome! At the Colorado State University Department of Biology, we believe that collaboration is essential to discovery. Our students are collaborating with each other to expand their perspective and skills. Our faculty are collaborating with colleagues around the world to find novel solutions and new paths in research, teaching, and service. And together, everyone at Colorado State University is helping to spread these discoveries throughout our state and the world. We are thankful and proud to have engaged alumni, partners, and friends like you.


How can solar energy installations prioritize ecosystems?

Solar energy will be an important part of powering the future, and two CSU researchers have proposed a solution to make sure future installations are built with preserving our ecosystems in mind.

CSU biologists document genome-level climate adaptation in endangered bird species

A new study led by Colorado State University is one of the first to document climate adaptation at the genomic level in a wild population.

What deer mice can tell us about high-elevation pregnancies and fetal growth

CSU biologist Kate Wilsterman is working to understand how the physiology of pregnancy has evolved and diversified across mammals – in particular, she’s interested in species’ adaptive strategies for dealing with the effects of high elevations, where oxygen is less abundant.

Embracing curiosity as a woman of color in STEM

Andrea Gomez, a 2006 biology graduate from the Colorado State University College of Natural Sciences, uses the flame of internal curiosity to explore new research areas, power through adversity and find confidence as a woman in STEM.