Diane Orihel awarded Editor's Choice for 2017 in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

The Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (CJFAS) has selected a paper lead by Queen’s National Scholar and researcher Diane Orihel as Editor’s Choice for 2017, an honour that highlights articles of particularly high caliber and topical importance, in recognition of her team’s national study of nutrients that feed algal blooms in Canadian lakes.

Read More
Diane Orihel awarded Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and School of Environmental Studies, Diane Orihel, is awarded Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

Read More
New Biobar launched in Biology

The Biology Department offically has a fully stocked Biobar with common supplies that are available for immediate pick up.  Proceeds from the biobar will go back to the department via equipment purchases, upgrades and or repairs.  Tony Papanicolaou from Chin-Sang Lab has spearheaded this endeavour with the intentiont to bring cost savings to researchers and benefits to the department.

Most of the products listed on the Biobar website, , are available at a lower or equal price than the listed price of most major companies. 

Read More
Sarah Yakimowski earns one of Canada's top honours for young researchers

Biology postdoc and adjunct teaching professor Sarah Yakimowski received one of 70 fellowships awarded across Canada this year.

Read More
Bill Nelson featured in Kingston Whig-Standard article about ticks.

"Because there are so many nymphs, roughly 10 times the number of adult ticks, those are the ticks, about the size of a sesame seed, that pose the biggest threat to humans," Nelson said.

Read More
Stephen Loughheed received the 2017 Science Ambassador Award from Partners in Research Canada

Queen's Biology Professor Stephen Lougheed received the 2017 Science Ambassador Award from Partners in Research Canada.

Read More
Biology Professor Lonnie Aarssen presents talk at TEDxQueensU 2017

Lonnie Aarssen, Queen's Biology Professor, recently presented a Talk at TEDxQueensU 2017. This event took place on January 29th, 2017 at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts as part of a full day of speakers from the Queen's University and Greater Kingston communities.

Read More
Department of Biology and School of Environmental Studies Assistant Professor Diane Orihel featured in the Queen's Gazette

The QNS in Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Dr. Orihel’s research looks into the fate and effects of contaminants in the environment. Specializing in freshwater ecosystems, she uses an ecosystem approach to ecotoxicology.

Read More
Biology Assistant Professor Jacqueline Monaghan receives CFI Funding

Biology Assistant Professor Jacqueline Monaghan receives $125,641 in CFI Funding in support of her project State-of-the-art Signal Transduction and Molecular Biology Laboratory.

Read More
Jacqueline Monaghan's research examines how plants "turn off" immune response after confronting pathogens.

New research, published in Science, examines how plants “turn off” immune response after confronting pathogens.

Read More

I've spent more time than many will believe [making microscopic observations], but I've done them with joy, and I've taken no notice those who have said why take so much trouble and what good is it?

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

It's a parts list... If I gave you the parts list for the Boeing 777 and it had 100,000 parts, I don't think you could screw it together and you certainly wouldn't understand why it flew

Eric Lander

What is true for E. coli is also true for the elephant

Jacques Monod

The world becomes full of organisms that have what it takes to become ancestors. That, in a sentence, is Darwinism

Richard Dawkins

Shall we conjecture that one and the same kind of living filaments is and has been the cause of all organic life?

Erasmus Darwin

Nature proceeds little by little from things lifeless to animal life in such a way that it's impossible to determine the line of demarcation


Cells let us walk, talk, think, make love, and realize the bath water is cold

Lorraine Lee Cudmore

In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history

Charles Darwin

It is my belief that the basic knowledge that we're providing to the world will have a profound impact on the human condition and the treatments for disease and our view of our place on the biological continuum

J. Craig Venter

Imagine a house coming together spontaneously from all the information contained in the bricks: that is how animal bodies are made

Neil Shubin

A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die - which variety or species shall increase in number, and which shall decrease, or finally become extinct

Charles Darwin

The stuff of life turned out to be not a quivering, glowing, wondrous gel but a contraption of tiny jigs, springs, hinges, rods, sheets, magnets, zippers, and trapdoors, assembled by a data tape whose information is copied, downloaded and scanned

Steven Pinker

We wish to discuss a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid. (D.N.A.). This structure has novel features which are of considerable biologic interest

Rosalind Franklin

We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget

Mary Roach

The systems approach to biology will be the dominant theme in medicine

Leroy Hood

I've always been interested in animal behavior, and I keep reading about it because it's so surprising all the time - so many things are happening around us that we neglect to look at. Part of the passion I have for biology is based on this wonderment"

Isabella Rossellini

Because all of biology is connected, one can often make a breakthrough with an organism that exaggerates a particular phenomenon, and later explore the generality

Thomas Cech

Nothing in Biology makes sense except in the light of evolution

Theodosius Dobzhansky

Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries; and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century

- Freeman Dyson

Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with, that physics has one method, chemistry another, and biology a third

- Thomas Huxley