Faculty in the Biology Department direct active research labs with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Many students elect to carry out independent research alongside a faculty member. Research may be carried out during the academic year, during the summer, or both. Both on and off-campus research opportunities are available and may be interdisciplinary.
The results of student-faculty collaborations are presented in on-campus poster sessions, the Departmental seminar series, and at annual professional meetings. Many students have co-authored and published research articles with faculty mentors.
Muhlenberg College research awards provide additional sources of funding for students.