Biological sciences is the study of life and living organisms, their life cycles, adaptations and environment. Interviews are not designed to test factual knowledge, instead, they show an applicant’s ability to think and to understand the biological knowledge they have accrued up to that time. He called these units “cells.” In 1676, Anton von Leeuwenhoek published the first drawings of living single celled organisms. Biological sciences are the foundation of contemporary agriculture. However, the most significant development in biological knowledge came when humans transitioned from hunters and foragers to farmers, cultivating crops and perfecting agriculture.
Our state-of-the-art Biology laboratories allow instructors to guide students in advanced research methods. The Lewis Lab studies persister cells responsible for tolerance to antibiotics, uncultured bacteria of the environment and the microbiome, and works on drug discovery. Each of these cells can carry out processes, e.g. anabolic and catabolic reactions, in order to sustain life. THey also use mtDNA mutations to trace mtDNA lineages and to study human evolution.
At Dartmouth biology, you’ll find diverse disciplines, prestigious faculty with a breadth of experience in biological processes, and next-generation resources and equipment. Our authors and readers reflect a broad interdisciplinary group of scientists who study molecular, cellular and organismal physiology in an evolutionary and environmental context. In neurobiology you will concentrate solely on the nervous system, often focusing on the brain, with the goal of developing treatments for both psychiatric and neurological ailments, and contributing to the advancement of knowledge of the most complex and least understood part of the human body.
Taking the SAT Subject Test in either Biology Ecological or Biology Molecular can help you indicate to colleges that you are interested in focusing on science. Some universities will offer more specialised degrees within the biological sciences such as zoology or ecology. The 20th and 21st centuries may be known to future generations as the beginning of the “Biological Revolution.” Beginning with Watson and Crick explaining the structure and function of DNA in 1953, all fields of biology have expanded exponentially and touch every aspect of our lives.
Our scientific expertise spans the realm of biological sciences to drive advances in medicine and healthcare, biotechnology, education, and public policy. Biological science as done in the laboratory is so much more complicated than Wason’s test systems that it’s certainly fair to question the relevance of simple card tricks played on unsuspecting undergraduate students on what educated people in white coats do in the lab.