Thank you for taking the time to explore the University of Washington’s doctoral program in Biology. As you browse these pages, you will see that we value a diversity of people and approaches to solve the most important problems in Biology. Accordingly, the Department of Biology has an unusual breadth of top-notch faculty, postdocs, and students who study topics at spatial scales ranging from molecules to the entire planet.
Your individual scholarship and research are the highest priority while you are studying at the University of Washington. Through assistantships, assistance with grant proposals, and over a dozen departmental awards, our department works to open every avenue for you succeed in your research. And your opportunities aren’t limited to Biology. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate with faculty throughout the University, as many of our faculty do.
These efforts are facilitated by Seattle’s position as a major intellectual hub. From cutting edge research foundations to the slopes of Mt. Rainier, the Pacific Northwest provides opportunities for biologists to enhance their learning at every turn. Additionally, the University of Washington has been the leading recipient of federal research funding—now more than $1 billion per year—among public universities for more than 20 years.
We look forward to receiving your application and discussing the exciting opportunities available to you.
Jennifer Nemhauser, Associate Chair for the Graduate Program
David Perkel, Chair