Plunge headfirst into the world of life sciences.
From biotechnology to specialized minors in Psychobiology, Cellular & Molecular Bio, and Ecology–as well as concentrations in Bioinformatics and Pre-Medicine–Worcester State University offers diverse options for studies across the life sciences, providing an immersive academic experience that extends beyond the classroom.
The academic programs offered at Worcester State feature dynamic integration of classroom learning, laboratory investigation, and fieldwork. By working closely with full-time faculty, you will dig deeper into your specific area of interest, gaining the hands-on experience you need to pursue a career or further study in a wide array of scientific and healthcare fields.
Why study at Worcester State?
Small Class Sizes
Hands-On Opportunities in Every Class
Engaging Research Alongside Full-Time Faculty
Long-Standing Community Partnerships
- Social Biology
- Diseases and Mankind
- Animal Biology
- Darwinian Revolution
- Women in Science
- Cancer Biology
- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Public Health
- Wildlife Biology
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Meet Your Faculty
I am a cell and molecular biologist with interests in genetics, biochemistry, cancer biology, and science writing. Most of my research has been conducted using the budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) model system. I have investigated the role of [...]
I study the molecular mechanisms that control early development, using the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) as a model organism. I am particularly interested in understanding the molecular and genetic mechanisms used to silence mRNAs before they [...]
My research projects include: [...]
I am a plant physiologist. My research interests is on the role of the chloroplast in plant growth and development, focusing on plant responses to changing light environments. My work encompasses plant responses to light at multiple levels – from [...]
In my own research, I continue to investigate animal adaptations to their environments and couch many of my studies within Conservation Biology. By coupling physiological to ecological studies, I am able to test competitive interactions among species [...]
My students and I try to solve questions of arthropod phylogeny and biogeography. We use data from DNA sequencing, Scanning Electron Micrography (SEM), light imaging, and GPS. We analyze these data with computer phylogenetics software, and other [...]
Scientist with over ten years experience teaching Microbiology, Fermentation Technology, and Process Development related courses. Interests include microbiome studies using chemostat systems and large scale cultivation of animal cells to produce [...]
I conducted basic and applied research with the free-living roundworm model -Caenorhabditis elegant. My research focuses on two aspects: 1) Investigating Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crystal (Cry) proteins that have the potential to be developed as [...]
My name is Luis Rosado and I am an Assistant Professor in the Biology department. My research interests are in the field of human action and perception. I am specifically interested in how visual perception informs our ability to navigate our [...]
I am an evolutionary ecologist broadly interested in how anthropogenic stressors interact to influence the structure and diversity of freshwater communities. My work focuses on large, highly-diverse tropical freshwater ecosystems (Lake Victoria in [...]
Helping Worcester’s Youth Keep Their Educational Momentum During the Pandemic
Zakery Dabbagh ’24 was busy this summer. The first-year biology major not only attended classes but also tutored local school children as part of the pilot Woo-Labs network. With luck, and help from Dabbagh, the students’ “summer slide” won’t keep them back. When COVID-19 hit, many institutions in the Worcester community joined in an effort […]
Student-Faculty Team on the Hunt for Invasive Asian Clams in Patch Reservoir
Zoe Krouner ’21, an environmental science major who will graduate in December, doesn’t clam up when it comes to sifting through pond muck looking for invasive species. On a recent field trip at Patch Reservoir near the Worcester State campus, Krouner beached her canoe on a shrub-covered island, donned hip waders, and eagerly dug into […]
Greater Worcester Land Trust Agreement Gives Researchers Easier Access to Patch Reservoir
A new agreement between Worcester State University and the Greater Worcester Land Trust means students and faculty will have easier access to Patch Reservoir for water-quality research and other educational endeavors. The recently signed memorandum of understanding benefits Worcester State’s academic efforts while helping the land trust fulfill its mission of partnering with local academic […]
Alden Teaching Award Recipients Build Writing Skills With Scaffolding
Two Worcester State University faculty members, both recipients of the 2020 George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award, dove into the world of scaffolding to aid in the writing process during the annual Alden Lecture on Friday, March 26. The Alden Excellence in Teaching Award honors faculty who have inspired students and contributed notably to […]