The Biology Department is located in O'Rielly Hall, a state-of-the-art science and teaching complex.


The building houses four biology laboratories, three research laboratories, a common core research facility, chemistry and physics facilities and lecture rooms. 

Equipment includes state-of-the-art microscopes, surgical stereo microscopes, PCR thermocyclers, biochemical and molecular biology equipment, incubators, an autoclave, a culture hood, a fluorescence microscope, videomicroscopes, -80 °C freezer, two high-speed preparative centrifuges, microfuges, water baths and incubators. 

Biology students have access to chemistry and physics equipment including neurophysiology equipment, HPLC, NMR and spectrophotometric apparatuses.  


School of Science and Health Testimonial:

Avila University provided opportunities to strengthen my faith, work in mentored relationships with faculty who truly care and value their role, while achieving academic excellence. The Biology Department prepared me with the solid foundation for my specialized profession, which now enables me to help serve and care for my community.

Dr. Nicole White, DDS '03
Northwest Health Services
St. Joseph, MO 

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