Where do you want to be next?

Canoeing the Ghost swamp of the Wolf River or conducting ground-breaking research at world-renowned St. Jude Children′s Research Hospital?

Counseling underprivileged patients at the Church Health Center or exploring the game parks of Namibia?

Discovering new genes as a part of the Lynx Genome Project or engaging in stimulating classroom discussions with award-winning professors?

Tutoring children at one of our neighborhood Learning Corridor schools or shadowing an anesthesiologist during open-heart surgery?

Helping hospitals contain costs in handling of infectious materials in El Salvador or monitoring panda behavior at the Memphis Zoo?

The answer is easier than you think; you want to be at Rhodes!

From the very start, Rhodes Biology students are practicing Biologists.

These are just some of the ways that we regularly engage Biology majors. It happens as a result of the dedicated work of our diverse faculty who use effective classroom teaching methods, maintain active research programs, and foster a wide range of partnerships in Memphis and beyond. Explore our pages to learn more about us, our classes, and these and more opportunities. Then, use our contact link to ask any questions that remain. We hope you′ll be one of our next practicing biologists.

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Student Awards!!!


Dr. Mary Miller and Braden Taylor ′15 received travel awards to support their attending the International Society for Cell Biology Meeting in New Orleans, LA in December.

Teddy Huerta ′15 was selected into the American Society for Microbiology′s Undergraduate Research Capstone Program.  This award provides a two-year membership to ASM and $1500 for travel to the 2014 ASM Meeting in Boston, where Teddy will present his research.  Teddy was also recognized for his research participation in the St. Jude Summer Plus program in the January issue of Cancer, the research journal published by the American Cancer Society.


Dr. Mary Doherty will join the department in the Fall 2013, teaching Environmental Science and Microbiology...

Dr. Andrew Gardner joined the department this summer as Postdoctoral Fellow.  He will be teaching along side Dr. Jabaily in Evolution...

Dianne Russell-Cox has joined the Biology Department as the interim Departmental Assistant.  Dianne may be new to the Biology Department but may be a familiar face around campus.  She has previously worked in the Department of Physics and also Dean of Faculty’s office. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.  In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her daughter, Amery.  She also enjoys cooking and traveling. 

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