Biology majors at Seattle Pacific University graduate with a broad understanding of living organisms. Through immersion in scientific inquiry and problem solving, you’ll develop fundamental skills and knowledge for entering a wide range of careers, including those in medicine, environmental science, research, and teaching.
The SPU Biology Department has an opening for a Biology Laboratory Coordinator (our current BLC is starting a PhD program in the fall!) The BLC plays an essential role in supporting our teaching labs, ensuring lab safety, maintaining lab equipment and facilities, and training and supervising teaching assistants and preppers. More information and an application are available on the SPU Employment Opportunities website.
Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler, Professor of Biology, is co-author of a new research study, "Running in the wild: energetics explain ecological running speeds", that examined whether human running speed is influenced more by the task (such as running distance) or energy demands. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, involved a collaboration between Dr. Wall-Scheffler and researchers at Queen's University (Ontario, Canada), Stanford University and Lumo Bodytech Inc. The laboratory data reported in the study was collected by Dr. Wall-Scheffler and her students over the past several years. The study demonstrated that human running speed is optimized to minimize energy expenditure, with larger implications for understanding the impact of environment and lifestyle on human locomotion.