The faculty in the Department of Biology, in collaboration with graduate and undergraduate students, investigate a wide range of research questions in the biological sciences. They test hypotheses in the realms of animal behavior; biotechnology; ecology and environmental biology; evolutionary biology; molecular, cell and developmental biology; physiology and neuroscience; plant biology and botany; and organismal biology.

Majors in the Department of Biology gain invaluable research experience collaborating with faculty and graduate students. Over 70% of majors in the department are involved in conducting research at some point during their time at Miami. 

Students can become involved in research through the First Year Research Experience (FYRE) or they may peruse the descriptions of faculty research areas within the various subdisciplines of the biological sciences and contact faculty directly.