Welcome to Biology at ECU!

We are a broad department that emphasizes integrative approaches drawing from across the life sciences. We offer undergraduate majors in Biology and Biochemistry and graduate opportunities at both the MS and PhD levels. Our faculty, students, and staff have received a wide range of honors and awards and some of their achievements are highlighted on this site. We encourage alumni to keep in touch and prospective students to visit. I look forward to hearing from you!

Jeff McKinnon, Chair

Biology News


Multiple Biology Faculty Members Honored at ECU Awards Day

Several Biology faculty members were honored with awards at ECU awards day. 

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Dr. Marcelo Ardon Honored with ESA Mercer Award

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has honored Dr. Marcelo with the Mercer Award for 2015, for his paper "Drought-induced saltwater incursion leads to increased wetland nitrogen export." This award is arguably the most prestigious award a paper in the field of ecology can receive.

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Dr. John Stiller Elected as Chair of the Faculty

Dr. John Stiller has been elected as the Chair of the Faculty for East Carolina University.

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Biology Student serves as Panelist to the Women's Roundtable of ECU

Mona Amin, a BioLL member, an Honors student and a Biology major was selected as a rising leader to serve as a panelist at the Women's Roundtable at ECU, Mona was one of five student panelists who talked about their leadership experiences, dreams and challenges.

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Dr. Mary Farwell honored as an ECU Woman of Distinction

Dr. Mary Farwell was honored on April 13 as one of ten inspiring ECU women in a ceremony that celebrated the impacts that women have on ECU and the world.

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