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Basic Sciences Division

BIOLOGY

Study different facets of biology within our molecular biology lab, life sciences research center, aerospace physiology lab, genetics lab, cadaver lab and greenhouse.

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Are you interested in what makes your body function? Are you fascinated by the vast diversity of living organisms on this planet? Does the idea of decoding a strand of DNA interest you? The United States Air Force Academy’s Department of Biology helps cadets pursue these interests through academic instruction, practical laboratory experience and individual research projects.

Our graduates pursue careers in medicine or dentistry or in the Biomedical Sciences Corps (including aerospace physiology, bioenvironmental engineering and physical therapy).

Our department boasts numerous facilities and learning resources including a molecular biology lab, life sciences research center, aerospace physiology lab, genetics lab, cadaver lab and greenhouse. Extensive undergraduate research opportunities also exist for a variety of sub-disciplines within the department.

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Biology

Focus areas: Environmental and Organismal Biology | Bioenvironmental Engineering | Cellular and Molecular Biology | Human Factors and Performance | Aerospace Physiology | Physical Therapy | Professional or Advanced Degree

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February 24, 2017

Awards ceremony recognizes revolutionary research of cadets, faculty

By John Van Winkle, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs. Analyzing Nigerian refugee camps to create long-term sustainable solutions, and timely famine response while working in Silicon Valley, was one of three projects earning Cadet 1st Class Saylor Gilbert the top cadet summer research program award, Jan. 26. Gilbert’s work was among cadet and faculty research projects recognized Jan. 26 at the 21st Annual Air Force Academy Research Awards ceremony. Cadets competed for the Thomas. D. Moore Award for outstanding cadet summer research, with four finalists from each academic division of engineering: basic sciences, humanities and social sciences. Gilbert, an...

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January 17, 2017

Senior Faculty Members Recognized as Permanent Professors

By John Van Winkle, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs / Published January 17, 2017. U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy recognized four new permanent professors at a Jan. 6 investiture ceremony in Arnold Hall. They are Col. John Cinnamon, head of the Aeronautics Department; Col. Scott Williams, head of the Mathematical Sciences Department; Col. Steven Hasstedt, head of the Biology Department; and Col. Mark Anarumo, director of the Center for Character and Leadership Development. “Today’s ceremony underscores the responsibility that comes with this position,” said Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson. “It is a formal...

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