“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”
“Seen in the light of evolution, biology is, perhaps, intellectually the most satisfying and inspiring science. Without that light it becomes a pile of sundry facts some of them interesting or curious but making no meaningful picture as a whole” (Theodosius Dobzhansky The American Biology Teacher, March 1973)
The program in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology offers a unique multidisciplinary training experience leading to a Doctorate degree. The Biology Department in partnership with private and public institutions in the Rome area have formed a Program that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries to offer the student the appropriate multidisciplinary research training. Graduate students can select from research opportunities in areas as diverse as Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Ecology, Anthropology, Physiology and Genetics. Graduate students are expected to devote their full time to research and study. The main goal of our program consists in enabling students to become independent, creative, and productive researchers by cultivating their skills in a multidisciplinary environment.