The Department of Biological Science consists of five main research divisions: animal science, plant biology, diversity biology, amphibian biology and plant genetic resources. Research programs in every division investigate fundamentals in biological science, ranging from molecular to population level studies. The Department is one of Japan’s leading biological faculties responsible for education and research at an advanced level, with 36 teaching staff members.
Reorganization of Graduate School
New "Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life" and "Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences" were established on April 1, 2019. Department of Biological Science and Department of Mathematical and Life Science were reorganized into Program of Basic Biology, Program of Mathematical and Life Sciences, and Program of Biomedical Science of the Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life.