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2017-2018 CSU East Bay Catalog 
2017-2018 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Department of Biological Sciences

Hayward Hills Campus MapThe Department Office is located on the 4th Floor of the North Science building, Room 429.
Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.
Dept. Phone: (510) 885-3471



Christoph W. Baysdorfer, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Donald A. Gailey (Chair), Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Michael S. Hedrick, Ph.D. University of British Columbia (Canada)

Caron Y. Inouye, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Christopher L. Kitting, Ph.D. Stanford University

Carol R. Lauzon, Ph.D. University of Vermont

Maria C. Nieto, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Claudia Uhde-Stone, Ph.D. University of Bielefeld (Germany)


Associate Professors

Maria E. Gallegos, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Kenneth Curr, Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

James Murray, Ph.D. University of Washington

Erica L. Wildy, Ph.D. Oregon State University


Assistant Professors

Ana Maria Almeida, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Tyler Evans, Ph.D. University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

Nazzy Pakpour, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Brian Perry, Ph.D. Harvard University


Graduate Coordinator: Maria C. Nieto


Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences is to provide our students with the most current biological information possible, coupled with up-to-date laboratory and field experiences. We feel that a well educated and trained biologist will contribute to our society and will return this knowledge to the community. The diverse profile of our students propels us to offer a variety of courses and laboratory and field work in the life sciences. Our program is designed for students with specific degree objectives in mind, for students seeking technical training, and for students with a general interest in biology. Our undergraduate programs prepare students for both graduate careers and the health professions. Likewise, our majors may enter specialized areas leading to laboratory, administrative, field, or teaching careers. Our graduates are found throughout the work force: academic institutions, clinical labs, biotechnology, wildlife management, industry, botanical gardens, hospitals, private practices, and education.

Moss Landing Marine Labs

Graduate Opportunities and Financial Resources

American Institute of Biological Sciences

Scholarships & Internships

Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology


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