Message from Head
Welcome to the Zoology web site! Please explore our Department website to learn more about the exciting research and teaching initiatives in our Department. Zoology as an official department started in1924 and has expanded to become one of the strongest and most broadly-based life science departments in the country, with a scope that spans from molecules to cells, whole organisms, populations, and communities.
The Department’s research and educational program is highly productive and influential. Our faculty have received numerous awards for their research and teaching. Our ~40 research professors include: Fellows of the Royal Society of London, Members of the US National Academy of Sciences, Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, Canada Research Chairs and Canada 150 chair. Our educational leadership faculty have also been awarded numerous teaching prizes. Please take some time to explore our faculty websites where you can learn about many of the recent advances they have made.
Our graduate program supports 150 graduate students, and the department also includes 34 postdoctoral fellows and 9 research associates. We share the teaching of the Biology undergraduate program with our colleagues in the Department of Botany and have an extensive curriculum covering all aspects of Biology including a range of undergraduate research experiences.
Our alumni extend around the world in a wide range of highly successful careers. I would like to invite and encourage our alumni to continue to connect with the Department and contribute to our continued successes in both research and teaching. I welcome the opportunity to tell you about our future goals and aspirations and can always be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanessa Auld (Professor and Head)