Faculty in the Biology Department direct active research labs. 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.