Department of Biology
Department Head: Paul Leberg
Assistant Department Head: Pegge L. Alciatore
The Biology Department consists of about 30 faculty members, more than 75 graduate students and 7 full-time support staff members and is actively engaged in many facets of biological research.
The Department is housed in two buildings, Billeaud Hall and Wharton Hall. Facilities include the Microscopy Center, well equipped research laboratories, a nucleic acid analysis facility, aquatic laboratories, Herbarium, zoological collections, and a shop maintained by a full-time technician. The new 50-acre Center for Ecology and Environmental Technology (CEET) located about 6 miles from the main campus provides additional research opportunities. The LUMCON Marine Laboratory in Cocodrie, Louisiana provides vehicles and small boats for field research and large marine research vessels. The National Wetland Research Center in the UL Lafayette Research Park provides additional research opportunities. The combined resources of the typically grant funded Research Faculty and Adjunct Faculty offer many opportunities for both Undergraduate and Graduate Students. If you are interested in the graduate program, or wish to apply for admission to the Masters or Doctoral Program, please check the Admission Guidelines.
300 E. St. Mary Blvd.
Billeaud Hall, Room 108
Department of Biology P.O.Box 42451
Lafayette, LA 70504-2451
Phone: 337 482 6748
Main office hours:
M-Th: 7:30 am-5 pm
F: 7:30 am-12:30 pm
The main office is closed daily from 11:45am to 12:30pm for lunch.
Email: biology at louisiana dot edu