College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biology

Welcome to the home page for the Biology Program at Saint Joseph’s University. Please follow the links on the left to learn more about us. The Department is located in the Science Center, in the main SJU campus, on the Philadelphia side of City Avenue.

The cornerstone of our educational philosophy is involving students in scientific research. The department has a long and productive history of student research and many students, both undergraduate and graduate, present their work at regional, national and international meetings each year. Many of our graduates enter schools of the health professions, graduate schools for M.S. or Ph.D. degrees, K-12 education, or industry jobs.

Important information for incoming students is available here

Phage Conference Attendees

Val and Eric represented the 2013-2014 Phage Safari class and presented a poster at the 6th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn VA.  The poster summarized the year-long work of the class and showcased the annotations of 5 mycobacteriophages (viruses that infect Mycobacterium).  The phages were discovered by past Phage Safari students but finished by Val and Eric's class.


Recent Departmental News


Faculty and Student Research



Biology and Biologists in the News



Departmental Links



Biology Major in the Spotlight: Maria Galassi '14


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by any of the following ways:

Phone: 610-660-1820
FAX: 610-660-1832
E-mail: Dr. Christina King-Smith, Chair -
We look forward to seeing you here at SJU.