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


Earth Day Celebration on April 21

The ECU Center for Biodiversity and its many partners will host an Earth Day celebration on April 21. Festivities start with an Earth Day Expo from 4-6 pm in the Breezeway of the Howell Science Complex, which will be followed at 8pm by a presentation by best-selling author Amy Stewart in C307 (Science and Technology building).

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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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Dr. Carol Goodwillie wins University-wide Award for Teaching Excellence

The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University North Carolina have selected Dr. Carol Goodwill as one of the University’s most outstanding faculty to receive its 2015 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.  

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Dr. Jinling Huang named a recipient of the ECU Five-Year Research Achievement Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Jinling Huang, who has been named one of the recipients of the ECU Five-Year Achievement Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity. He will be honored at a lecture and reception at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the ECU East Carolina Heart Institute Auditorium. 

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Joint Statement on the Status of the ECU Center for Biodiversity

In 2014, the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) convened a working group to review centers and institutes operating under 400.5[R] of the UNC Policy Manal.  On February 18, 2015, a recommendation was made by the BOG Working Group on Centers and Institutes to.........

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