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College of Science
phone: (208) 885-6195
fax: (208) 885-6904
office: Mines 321

Mailing Address
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Faculty Research

The faculty of the College of Science is recognized nationally and internationally in a number of research areas, such as biogenetic methods, microbiology, condensed matter physics, alpine climatology and much more.

Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Research Efforts

What makes faculty research unique at the University of Idaho is that there is a great deal of collaboration among departments. Not only are students encouraged to get involved in research efforts, but also individuals across the College of Science, as well as other colleges, share information and resources to tackle large-scale complex projects. For example, on-campus teams are researching the application of the basic theories and methods of physics to answer questions in biology. Our biophysics faculty is actively collaborating with faculty members in biology and chemistry to better understand how proteins function and interact with other molecules. These joint efforts are providing exciting applications for the field of drug design.

Meet Our Faculty

For specific information about faculty research happening on the University of Idaho campus and across the globe, as with much of our geological sciences research, visit our faculty pages. Here you can find background information on faculty research interest areas categorized by department.

Department of Biological Sciences
Department Chair: James J. Nagler
» Meet our
biology faculty

Department of Chemistry
Department Chair: Ray von Wandruszka
» Meet our
chemistry faculty

Department of Geography
Department Chair: Karen Humes
» Meet our
geography faculty

Department of Geological Sciences
Department Chair: Mickey Gunter
» Meet our
geology faculty

Department of Mathematics
Department Chair: Christopher Williams
» Meet our
mathematics faculty

Department of Physics
Interim Dept Chair: Ray von Wandruszka
» Meet our
physics faculty

Department of Statistical Science
Department Chair: Christopher Williams
» Meet our
statistics faculty

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