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Department of Integrative Biology

Campus Box:
Campus Box 171, P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Physical location:
1151 Arapahoe, SI 2071
Denver, CO 80204
Email: Jacki Craig
Phone: (303) 556-8440
Fax: (303) 556-4352

Faculty Profile

Michael Greene, Biology

Michael Greene, Biology

Ant Communication

Michael Greene wanted to get his students involved in something bigger. His graduate students apply the mechanics of ant colonies to modern-day science.

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Department of Integrative Biology

Welcome to the Department of Integrative Biology!




Department Advisors are available for Undergraduate Advising, Health Careers Advising and Graduate and PhD Advising during their walk in office hours. Current Biology Advisor Office Hours​​​



Looking for direction concerning Health Professions? The department has experienced and knowledgeable advisors who can help students chart their future course. For more information please call, email, or go to the following websites: 

Phone:    303-352-3648


Websites:   Health Careers and BA/BS MD



Faculty and students in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Colorado Denver are actively engaged in teaching and research. With nationally and internationally recognized reputations, faculty in Integrative Biology receive local and national funding in support of cutting-edge research in fields ranging from cell and molecular biology to ecology and evolution. Students in Integrative Biology receive advanced and basic training in biology and related fields.​

  • The Department offers BS, MS​ and PhD degrees in biology with opportunities for students to specialize within biology. A Biotechnology Certificate is also available to undergraduate students.
  • The department fosters a positive learning and training environment offering students exposure to a broad range of biological disciplines. The department also encourages undergraduate and graduate student participation in research leading to publication and job training




Physiological Genomics Faculty Position

University of Colorado Denver

The Department of Integrative Biology on the University of Colorado Denver Campus seeks to fill a new tenure-track faculty position: Assistant Professor in Physiological Genomics (Job #F02959 at We intend to hire a tenure-track faculty member that uses genomic approaches and analytic tools to study physiological, developmental or evolutionary processes. Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. CU Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.​

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Events and News​


2015 Fall Seminar

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

SI 1111 at 2:00p 

"The role of serotonin in fly aggression: a simplified system to investigate a complex behavior"

Andrew Bubak,
PhD Candidate,Swallow Lab
Dept. of Integrative Biology

"Microbes, mud, and methane: exploring microbial communities across a methane-emitting freshwater wetland"

Adrienne Narrowe,
PhD Candidate, Miller Lab
Dept of Integrative Biology

UCD Biology Club

Friday, December 11th, 5:00p-8:00p
Student Commons Bldg, Rm 2500A

Join us for a chance for all of us to come together and play games before we scatter for break! ​All students welcome...FREE FOOD!!​​



Diana Tomback Interviewed on "Bird Talk"

On Oct 24th Diana was interviewed on the radio show “Bird Talk” on KNUS, hosted by talk show hosts Dave and Scott Menough. Her CU Denver connection was mentioned multiple times by the hosts and she answered questions about Clark’s Nutcrackers, whitebark pine, Colorado’s high elevation forest, and the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation.  To hear the pod cast in its entirety please click on the following link:​


Congratulations Biology Graduates!

The Department is always pleased to acknowledge our Bachelor of Science graduates. To view a listing of graduates by semester please click here.