to the Department of Zoology at Miami University
from Douglas Meikle, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair
mission in the Department of Zoology at Miami University
is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with excellent
academic preparation and research experience. The Department
is one of the largest at Miami
University and also one of the largest Zoology programs
in the nation. This allows us to offer a wide range
of courses and seminars from cellular and molecular biology
to conservation and environmental biology.
students work closely with faculty members to
plan their programs of study, conduct research,
and pursue employment opportunities
has outstanding laboratory facilities
that are supported by the University, as well as by grants
from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes
of Health; National Science Foundation; the U.S. Department
of Agriculture and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Facilities include DNA sequencing, synthesizing, and analytical
equipment and specialized equipment for cellular, developmental
and neurophysiological research, including electron microscopy
and confocal laser facilities.
University is located near excellent sites for field studies
in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The Universitys
Ecology Research Center, located close to the campus, has
nearly two hundred acres devoted to a wide range of research
projects in behavior, ecology, and environmental biology.
In addition, Hueston Woods State Park is only 6 miles from
campus and several other field sites are readily available
to faculty and students.
available to Zoology students include DNA sequencing,
synthesizing, and electron microscopy and confocal
faculty members in the Zoology Department work closely
with students to help them plan their programs of study, conduct
research, and pursue special internship and employment opportunities.
A very large percentage of our undergraduates are admitted
to professional and graduate schools or they acquire rewarding
jobs in the biological sciences. Likewise, our graduate students
have excellent success at acquiring faculty and research positions
in colleges and universities, as well as employment in research
laboratories, state and national parks, government agencies,
and private firms.
University is known for its classic architecture and beautiful
campus. It is located in scenic, pastoral southwestern Ohio,
one hour from Cincinnati and Dayton, and is adjacent to the
quaint and historic town of Oxford. The University and town
offer a peaceful and friendly community in which students
can make use of the faculty and facilities to achieve their
Hall, located in the northeast quadrant of Miami's
beautiful campus, is home to the Department
take the time to explore this web site and see what The Department
of Zoology at Miami University has to offer to both undergraduate
students and graduate students.
If you have any further questions, please contact Joni Robinson,
Administrative Assistant for the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in our program.
Douglas Meikle, Ph.D.