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Contact Us

Because of the COVID-19 physical campus closure, Department of Biological Sciences faculty and staff will be working remotely. Please see below for contact information. At this time, email is the preferred method of contact. If you need to call anyone listed below, please leave a voicemail with your name and email address.


Undergraduate students with questions are invited to contact:

Nichole Zang Do

To contact an instructor, the faculty directory can be found here:

To contact a course teaching assistant (TA), the graduate student directory can be found here:

To find out your assigned academic advisor, please visit

Some questions may be answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

General department/administrative inquiries may be directed to:

Sandy Johnson
410-455-2261 (phone)
410-455-3875 (fax)

Prospective graduate students are invited to contact:

Brandy Darcey, Graduate Program Coordinator

Dr. Michelle Starz-Gaiano, Graduate Program Director

Prospective undergraduate students are invited to contact:

UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-2292
Fax: 410-455-1094

Our mailing address is:

UMBC Department of Biological Sciences
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21250