Biological Sciences Division

We encompass a wide range of fields of inquiry spanning the basic biological sciences and clinical disciplines. Our basic, translational, and clinical research enterprise is characterized by a fundamental commitment to original inquiry. We provide a full spectrum of education—collegiate, graduate, medical, and postgraduate—characterized by a passionate commitment to rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary effort.

Our faculty is among the very finest in the nation, and we have several top academic and research programs, including the highly ranked University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (#10 in US News & World Report) and biological sciences graduate programs (#14 in US News & World Report). Our highly ranked graduate programs include Ecology and Evolution (#4) and Paleontology (#1).   

As a community of scholars, clinicians, teachers, researchers, students, and fellows, we actively seek to push the boundaries of biological and medical discovery. This important work would not be possible without donors and our active community of alumni, who believe in and support our mission. We encourage you to learn more and to become a part of the work that we’re doing.