The first step is to choose a research area and faculty member who will be your advisor. Review the information below about the research areas of faculty members who are interested in taking on students, check the faculty web pages, and contact individual faculty members with whom you would like to work.
UMass Dartmouth Biology faculty research encompasses a range of topics from molecular and cellular biology to marine and terrestrial ecology. Research in molecular and biotechnology-related areas is increasing dramatically at UMass Dartmouth; a concentration of Biology faculty work on molecular, genetic, and cellular aspects of development in a variety of contexts.
UMass Dartmouth continues its tradition of emphasis on marine and coastal biology; Biology faculty work in marine biology, emphasizing a diversity of ecological and evolutionary approaches, and including fishes and marine mammals as well as the estuaries and near-shore environments of the Buzzards Bay region of the Massachusetts south coast.
Additional Biology faculty complement this emphasis with work in ecology and evolutionary biology more broadly. Finally, several of the faculty bridge these concentrations, setting the stage for exciting dynamics in the Biology Department.