Biology Department

Student Research

  • All Xavier biology department students can complete a research project if they choose to and most do, and many students begin working in research labs as early as their freshman year.
  • There are opportunities for summer research with Xavier faculty on and off campus, and we have many connections in the local community and beyond to help students find the best research opportunity for them.
  • Students are encouraged to travel to professional conferences to present their research, and those trips are often funded by Xavier.

“The people in the Biology Department foster an enjoyable atmosphere for learning and great times. Undergraduate research has been an invaluable experience that has allowed me to discover which fields of biology that I am truly interested in, and which directions I want to head in the future.” - Clayton Traylor, Environmental Sciences 2019

Students in lab coats conducting a Laboratory Experiment photo

Recent Student Projects

Your research can focus on human health, environmental science, food science, or any other topic you can think of.

Biology Students Collecting Samples in a River photo

Research Opportunities

Xavier students have contributed to groundbreaking research on campus, in Cincinnati, and around the world