MSU Denver

Welcome to the Biology Department!

From red blood cells to blue whales, irises to giant sequoias, and DNA to the creatures of the deep sea, our beautiful planet is full of life. One might think with the hundreds of thousands of years of human existence, our species would know everything there is to know about all living things on Earth. But with new advances in technology that have caused a vast expansion of our understanding of biology, we’re just starting to scratch the surface of the previously unknown.   

The Department of Biology at MSU Denver teaches courses that cover the entire spectrum of biological sciences. Specializing in Genetics, Microbiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Botany, Zoology or Ecology provides you with the knowledge to succeed in areas such as medicine, wildlife management, education, neuroscience, environmental science and so much more.

Need to register for a class while your transcripts are being evaluated? Submit an override request form and we'll take a look!

Override Request Form
Bob Prepares to Feed Skeeters

Channel 7 Visits the Mosquito Lab!

Channel 7 News caught up with our resident “Mosquito Man”, Dr. Bob Hancock, to talk about West Nile virus and why we’re seeing an increase in cases in Colorado.


See how he and his research students are working on how we can protect people from West Nile and other mosquito transmitted diseases.

Welcome Back


What a great turnout at the Welcome Back Social hosted by the Biology department and the Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE)!


Current and prospective Biology majors came out to tour the research labs and learn more about the projects our faculty and student researchers are working on. There was so much to see! Pizza to eat! And swag bags to win! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and joined in the fun!

Upcoming Events


Spring 2023 Registration Begins


Withdrawal Deadline for Fall 2022 Full-Semester Courses


Fall Break

A person reading a newspaper leaning against a wall of newspapers

RED magazine recently spoke with Dr. Bob Hancock and his students to discuss the surge in Colorado’s West Nile virus and their efforts with mosquito mitigation.

Congratulations to Dr. Hsiu-Ping Liu for being recognized as the ‘Roadrunner Shoutout of the Week’ faculty winner for her work as Director of the Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE) – thank you Dr. Liu for all the opportunities you provide for STEM students!

Congratulations to our own Dr. Vida Melvin for being recognized as the faculty winner of the ‘Roadrunner Shoutout of the Week’ – thank you Dr. Melvin for all you do for our students!!

2021 Collage

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Looking for someone? An advisor? Faculty member?

Alumni Corner

Calling all Biology alumni! What have you been up to since you graduated? We'd love to know!

If you'd like to share any career adventures or milestones with us, we'd love to hear about it and share with the MSU Denver community! Let's stay connected!

Submit Your Stories Here!

Phone: 303-615-0777

Email: [email protected]

Fall/Spring Office Hours:


*Will close at 2:10pm on department meeting days


Office Location:
Science Building Room 2042 (SI 2042)

Mailing Address:
Campus Box 53
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Follow Us On Social Media!