Ankle Deep in Biology 17 June 2013
Students of Assistant Professor of Biology Angela Roles search for crayfish in nearby Chance Creek. The quality of this natural habitat makes the creek a prime area for ecological research and field trips throughout the academic year.
Biology students use specialized equipment in the classroom such as a scanning electron microscope, a confocal microscope, an epifluorescent-equipped microscope, PCR and real-time PCR to aid them in their studies. Many students who major in biology have ventured into applied fields of medicine as well as conservation, environmental science, and agriculture.
Photograph by Jennifer Manna