What is Integrative Biology?
Genomics. Physiology. Ecology. Evolution. These are just a few of the words that describe areas of study in the realm of integrative biology.
But why do we place the word "integrative" in front of the familiar "biology?"
In integrative biology, the emphasis is on bringing multiple disciplines to bear on complex scientific questions. One person may study how biomechanics and morphology shape the way an animal's skeleton develops and how that may have driven the animal's evolution. Another may study how brain function is affected by both ecological factors and the animal's genetics.
From genomics to global change, integrative biology seeks to discover the complex interrelationships between living organisms and the physical and biological environment in which they live.
For students, this emphasis leads to a deep understanding of biology and its interrelationships.
Whether you are a prospective student, a research scientist, or simply an interested web browser, explore what Integrative Biology might have to offer you.
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