Who We Are

What connects students in the College of Natural Sciences is a desire to explore and discover our world. The Biology Instruction Office team is here to support students on their journeys.

Our Mission

Our goal at BIO is to provide undergraduate students with the best possible experience in their Biology classes. We foster teaching excellence, creativity, and innovation.

What We Do

BIO coordinates the teaching and scheduling of all courses taught by the three Biology Departments. We also develop the curriculum for entry level Biology and non-majors biology classes. And importantly, all of the Professors of Instruction who teach your classes have a home base in BIO. 

Who We Are

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Janice A. Fischer

  • Professor
  • Director, Biology Instructional Office
  • Molecular Biosciences
  • Biology Instructional Office

Administrative Staff

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Gregory Browning

  • Administrative Manager
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Belen Byers

  • Senior Administrative Associate
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Laura Evans

  • Finance Manager
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Aletha Irby

  • Senior Administrative Associate
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Angela Kizzee

  • Senior Procurement Officer
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences

Lab Staff

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Annie Hollingshead

  • Research Engineering/Scientist Associate II
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences
Building: BME
Room Number:2.304A
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Michael Hyndman

  • Research Engineering/Scientist Associate I
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Jordan Jasnocha

  • Research Engineering/Scientist Associate II
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Katie Maffett

  • Research Engineering/Scientist Associate I
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Hannah McNeese

  • Research Engineering/Scientist Associate I
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Joseph Munoz

  • Research Engineering/Scientist Associate I
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Ash Nelson

  • Research Engineering/Scientist Associate II
  • Biology Instructional Office
  • College of Natural Sciences

Contact Us

Phone: 512-471-4882
General inquiries and course related matters: biology@austin.utexas.edu

Office Hours: M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Campus Address: MBB 1.200

Physical Address:
2500 Speedway, Stop A6500
MBB Suite 1.200
Austin, Texas, 78712