The Biology Department at SF State is an energetic community dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge and providing a rich educational environment. Supported by highly skilled technical and administrative staff, our 47 full-time diverse faculty conduct cutting-edge research to provide abundant training opportunities for our more than 1500 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.
SF State Faculty Research
Learn about current research opportunities across 45+ labs and 18+ research disciplines.
Find out about many fellowship and scholarship opportunities to fund your education and research.
Centers and Core Facilities
Browse our centers and core facilities, made available through Bay Area collaborations and partnerships.
Our Students Publish Their Research in Reputable Scientific Journals
MS, Cell and Molecular Biology, 2019
Current UCSF Tetrad Program Ph.D. Student
Galli, Lisa M., et al. "Direct visualization of the Wntless-induced redistribution of WNT1 in developing chick embryos." Developmental biology 439.2 (2018): 53-64.
Rocha Lab at the California Academy of Sciences
MS, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, 2021
Shepherd, Bart, et al. "Plectranthiasahiahiata, a new species of perchlet from a mesophotic ecosystem at Rapa Nui (Easter Island)(Teleostei, Serranidae, Anthiadinae)." ZooKeys 762 (2018): 105.
Zink Lab and co-advised by Swei and Vredenburg Labs
MS, Physiology, 2017
Greer, Jordan A., et al. "Parental care alters the egg microbiome of maritime earwigs." Microbial Ecology 80.4 (2020): 920-934.
View a list of student publications to learn more about research labs at SF State. Find opportunities to get started doing research on campus and apply your experience to medical school, graduate school, and beyond!
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