Biology majors at College of the Ozarks choose one or more of the following areas for an academic emphasis:
Faculty (click for more details on biology school faculty)
Gabriela Galey, M.D.
Anatomy & Physiology
Associate Professor of Biology & Joe T. McKibben Chair of Biological Science
Lynda Miller, M.S.
Field Biology and Ecology
Associate Professor of Biology
Robert Snyder, Ph.D.
Conservation and Wildlife Management
Professor of Biology & Henry Robert Herold Chair of Biological Science
David Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Cell & Molecular Biology
Assistant Professor of Biology
Careers in Biology
A Bachelor's Degree in Biology from C of O can be the beginning of a great career in biology.
Click on the following national science organizations to learn about careers in biology:
American Physiological Society
American Society for Cell Biology
American Society for Microbiology
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Ecological Society of America (careers in ecology)
Entomological Society of America
Genetics Society of America
Smithsonian National Zoological Park (Wildlife Biology careers)
Society for Industrial Microbiology
The American Institute of Biological Sciences
The Botanical Society of America
The Wildlife Society
U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Anatomage® Table (virtual cadaver dissection)
- BL2 animal tissue culture facility
- Gel electrophoresis and protein blotting equipment
- Leica DMi8 automated fluorescence microscope
- Microbiolgy Laboratory with Leica DM750 microscopes with integrated imaging and WiFi connectivity
- Nanodrop Spectrophotometer
- qPCR thermocycler
- TECAN Infinite M Plex Microplate Reader
- Invertebrate, vertebrate and plant (herbarium) collections
- Wildlife radio telemetry tracking equipment
- Wildlife areas: 22 acre glade, Lake Taneycomo shoreline, over 600 acres for wildlife research.
Departmental Activities and News
Samples of Student Undergraduate Research and Activities
Casey Chitwood & David Zimmerman. 2015. Synthetic regulation of the Lac-Operon through addition of DNA vectors in Escherichia coli.
Tia Wilson & J.H. Rettig. 2015. White-tailed deer native twig browse & percent area browsed.
Eddie Sterling & Robert Snyder. 2015. Analysis of brown trout (Salmo trutta) otoliths.
Daniel Mallette, Doug Mitchell & Robert Snyder. 2014 Missouri Natural Resources Conference. The use of game cameras to estimate white-tailed deer populations.