Biology Research

Did you know that if you stretched out the DNA in all of your cells and laid them end to end, it would be about twice the diameter of the solar system?

Biology is the study of living systems at all scales, from the molecules at work within cells to the interactions between species in ecosystems and biomes. This academic field consists of a diverse array of sub-disciplines, including medicine, genetics, biotechnology, microbiology, ecology, neuroscience, and more. Research in biology can take the form of field work where researchers observe organisms in their natural environments, lab work where researchers perform tests under controlled conditions, and computational work which harnesses new technologies like machine learning to better understand biological processes. Biology research is one of the most interdisciplinary fields of academic research, with close ties to chemistry, physics, math, psychology, and computer science. From defending public health to reviving polluted ecosystems and endangered species, biological research yields insights critical to protecting and enriching all life on our planet.

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Biology scholars

Satvik Sharma
Satvik Sharma
Northwood High School
Polygence Scholar 2020

Project: “Analysis of Genes involved in DNA Damage and DNA damage repair and their role in Breast Cancer“

Audrey Ajakaye
Audrey Ajakaye
The Village School
Polygence Scholar 2020

Project: “Mind the Skin“

Angie Cheng
Angie Cheng
Los Altos High School
Polygence Scholar 2021
Symposium Presenter

Project: “Biomimetic blood cell coated nanoparticles for improved site specificity and enhanced bioavailability“