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The Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky is an integral academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences. The mission of the department is to advance the understanding and appreciation of biology through basic research and education within the Commonwealth and globally. The department seeks to fulfill this mission through comprehensive teaching and training at the undergraduate and graduate levels, original research advancing knowledge in life science, service to communities within and outside the Commonwealth, and outreach to fulfill societal needs with respect to the life sciences.