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.


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. 

Arctic ground squirrels are changing their hibernation patterns

More than 25 years of climate and biological data reveal shorter hibernation periods and differences between male and female hibernation periods.

Introductory biology courses for nontraditional students launching at CSU Spur

This fall, the Department of Biology will roll out its first offerings of LIFE 102 and LIFE 103 biology courses that are based both online and in-person at CSU’s new Spur campus in Denver.

College of Natural Sciences’ Professor Laureate Lecture and Awards Ceremony – April 10

Kim Hoke, professor in the Department of Biology, is one of two 2023 College of Natural Sciences Professor Laureates, and will share her research in a lecture at the Spring 2023 Professor Laureate Lecture and Awards Ceremony.