CSU’s College of Natural Sciences has named Micael Antolin as the new chair of the Department of Biology, effective Aug. 15, 2013. Antolin, a biology professor, has served as interim chair of the department since July 2012.

Leading the College of Natural Sciences’ Department of Biology is no small undertaking.  In fact, as the largest undergraduate major at CSU, it’s quite a tall order.  “Mike Antolin has done a great job stepping up as the interim chair of biology when Dan Bush became the vice provost for Faculty Affairs.  He brings with him a broad range of experience and a strong vision of what a progressive biology department should look like,” said Jan Nerger, dean of the College of Natural Sciences.

As part of his new role, Antolin has many goals in mind. 

“We’ve developed a high quality research program, and our goal is to maintain that while we also embrace the modern genomic era that’s transforming all of the life sciences,” Antolin said. “I’d like to better integrate our graduate programs and increase the opportunities for hands-on experiences for our undergraduates, giving them opportunities to work in laboratories and on field-based research projects.”

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