The EBS Division emphasizes intense, collaborative, cutting-edge research in areas of high scientific and societal impact. All of our faculty are highly productive leaders in their fields. Most students begin participating in research immediately upon matriculation in one of the Division’s academic programs.
Research performed within the Division addresses physical, chemical and biological processes that occur within and at the interface of biomolecular systems, including the natural environment and living organisms.
Three overarching goals characterize our research programs:
- Fundamental understanding of processes at molecular, cellular, and particle levels;
- Holistic, process-based understanding of ecosystems, and individual organisms;
- Effective use of science in society’s approaches to ecosystems health, human health, and economic development. Our research has national and international impact, as well as serving the specific needs of the Pacific Northwest.
Our research addresses physical, chemical, and biological processes that occur within and at the interface of biomolecular systems, including the natural environment and living organisms.
General Research Areas
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Environmental Information Technology
- Environmental Science and Engineering
- General and Applied Microbiology