For many non-scientists, the word “biologist” conjures up a researcher alone at work over a set of test tubes. The Dean’s Annual Report hopes to change that perception. Biology is the science of life. Biologists seek to discover the living world in each of its vibrant dimensions and solve its grand challenges facing the interconnected health of mind, body and world. Our goal with the Dean’s Report is to highlight and describe the work and accomplishments of the School of Biological Sciences.