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Research Resources

The Department of Biological Sciences occupies the Wehr Life Sciences Building, where each faculty member maintains a laboratory suite designed and equipped for their particular area of research. The faculty members have international reputations for excellence and are extramurally funded from a variety of sources including the American Heart Association, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

As a graduate student in biological sciences you will have access to:


Additional Research and Enrichment Opportunities

Our students will have excellent resources available to them beyond the classrooms:


Computer and Information Resources

The department maintains a common computer facility with personal computers, printers, and scanners. Every laboratory is hard wired to the Internet and University resources. Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries hold approximately 1200 print journal subscriptions in the biological and health sciences, including many of the most highly cited journals. Most journals are also available on-line. There are comprehensive collections of books in the biological sciences as well as in the health sciences.

The library collection is electronically cataloged and availability status of books is accessible via the Web. Marquette participates in an interlibrary loan consortium, which provides rapid turnaround for requested materials. For more details about the libraries’ resources and services for graduate students please see the collection description for biological sciences on the Raynor Memorial Libraries Web site.

Research Partners

The members of the department enjoy collaborative interactions with public and private institutions in the greater Milwaukee area and across the country. Marquette faculty and graduate students have collaborated in research with investigators at Sinai/Samaritan Medical Center, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Duke University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, and Jackson Laboratory. One research group conducts an ongoing project at Yellowstone National Park in conjunction with investigators from the Water Institute of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Biological Sciences Department

Marquette University, Wehr Life Sciences
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P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7355