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Biology & Chemistry Research

Prepare for Your Career in Biology or Chemistry Through Hands-On Research

Learn to succeed in your field of study by conducting research with hands-on experiments in nearly every science class you take. In Liberty University’s Department of Biology & Chemistry, you will participate in labs taught by credentialed and experienced faculty.

Also, in our 400-level courses, you will have the opportunity to conduct your own research projects or do research simulations. Additionally, you could participate with faculty on their ongoing research projects.

Experience like this has given students the opportunity to present their research results at both regional and national scientific meetings, including the Virginia Academy of Science. Research experience can also help you gain internship opportunities, attend graduate school, and find successful employment.

Read about Bio/Chem research in “Overachieving Undergraduate Programs” in the Liberty Journal.

Biology and Chemistry Faculty Research Opportunities Include:

Algae Biofuels

Amphibians & Their Microbial Symbionts

Aquatic Ecology

Biochemical Studies of Natural Products

Chemical Modifications to DNA in Alzheimer’s Disease

Conservation Research on Amphibians & Reptiles

Conservation Research on Peaks of Otter Salamander

Environmental Impact of Manmade Chemicals

Gene Regulation in Fungi


Identifying Therapeutic Vulnerabilities in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Metabolic Enzymes & Fibrosis

Migration Dynamics of Northern Saw-Whet Owls

Modulation of Cannabinoid Receptors

Nutrient Sensing & Metabolic Signaling

Organic Compounds

Pathophysiology of Alcoholic Liver Disease

Population Studies of MRSA Carriers

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Tick Disease Surveillance on Candler’s Mountain

Understanding Schedules of Reinforcement Utilizing Operant Conditioning Chambers

Using DNA Analysis as an Investigative Tool

Vertebrate Ecology & Systematics

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