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2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Dept. Phone: (510) 885-3471


Professors Emeriti

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

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


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

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

James Murrary, Ph.D. University of Washington

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

Associate Professors

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

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

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

Brian Perry (Chair), Ph.D. Harvard University

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

Assistant Professors

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

Pascale Guiton, Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis

Jenny Hazelhurst, Ph.D. Tulane University

Nazzy Pakpour, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania


Graduate Coordinator
  • Maria Gallegos


Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences is to provide students with the most current biological information possible coupled with extensive laboratory and field experiences. An educated and trained biologist contributes to society and returns this knowledge to the community.  A diversity of courses featuring laboratory and field work supports professional specialization in a broad spectrum of disciplines within the life sciences. The degree programs are designed for students with specific career objectives in laboratory, administrative, or field settings, and for students who may seek further graduate training or preparation for careers in health professions or teaching. 

About the Department

Use our university website link to learn more about what the Biological Sciences Department has to offer.

  • Advising & Resources
  • Degree Roadmaps
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • News & Events
  • Natural History Collections
  • Cleary Reserve
  • East Bay Regional Parks
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • Department News
  • The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Program
  • And more…


    Bachelor of Arts

    Bachelor of Science


    Master of Science



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