Research and Education
With 22 faculty members and 14 affiliated faculty members from campus, research and education in the Department of Zoology spans all levels of biological organization (from the molecular level to whole ecosystems and regions), considers a diverse range of taxa (microbes, plants, animals) and systems (terrestrial, aquatic), and addresses a wide array of basic and applied research questions. The Department of Zoology is committed to providing the best training and education in the field of biology for UW–Madison undergraduate and graduate students.
As one of the largest departments in the College of Letters & Science, the Department of Zoology is home to the zoology, molecular biology, and newly formed neurobiology majors. Nearly 2500 students enroll in the introductory biology courses (BIOLOGY/ZOOLOGY 101 Animal Biology and ZOOLOGY/BIOLOGY 102 Animal Biology Laboratory; BOTANY/BIOLOGY/ZOOLOGY 151 Introductory Biology/ZOOLOGY 153 Introductory Biology 153 and ZOOLOGY/BIOLOGY/BOTANY 152 Introductory Biology), and another 1000 students enroll in a variety of courses in the field of biology.
Professors Hardin (chair, email@example.com), Bement, Blair, Carpenter, Gammie, Halloran, Ives, Lee, Newmark, Porter, Riters, Stanley, Stretton, Turner and Vander Zanden
Associate Professors Amann, Damschen, Grinblat, McIntyre and Orrock
Assistant Professors Sharma and Wolman
Adjunct Professor Peckarsky