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The Department of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame seeks to understand the fundamental mechanisms by which living systems operate, and employs a wide range of cutting edge and innovative experimental approaches and systems. The Department is highly interdisciplinary and in excellent position to fulfill the promise of the new integrative approach to biology. Basic research is at the center of our endeavors and fuels and inspires our teaching and training efforts.

Our mission and priorities are to advance biological knowledge by demonstrable excellence in research, educate the next generation of leaders in the life sciences, and apply our findings to solve the grand challenges that will shape the future of human health and the environment.

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