"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."
~ Albert Einstein

The Life Sciences faculty and students are saddened by the tragic accident and loss of Juan King Cabrales Kuka on August 11, 2020.  Juan was an exceptional student and a real joy to have in class.  With a natural scientific curiosity in the research setting, Juan was an inspiring young leader with a bright future.  Our hearts are heavy and our condolences go out to his closest friends and family.  If you would like to share a memory, please go to the following site.

SKC Life Sciences in Brief...

The Life Sciences program at SKC is a four-year degree program that is designed to teach students about how molecules interact within living cells, through the study of molecular and cellular biology and chemistry.

Active, hands-on research experience is an integral part of the Life Sciences program. This program offers competitive, paid laboratory internships, as well as academic credit for working in SKC's two research laboratories: The Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (SKC-ECL), and the Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory (SKC-CMBL).

What are Our Students Working On?

Life Sciences Students

New Award & Research Opportunity

The SKC Life Sciences is proud to announce a recent award to Clay Comstock, PhD.  The award, Advancing Resource & Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (ARRO-EHS), is from the NIH-NIEHS and provides funding into 2025 to infuse the departments current focus on life sciences with environmental health sciences. The undergraduate research opportunities offered are designed to strengthen a One Health approach in biomedicine through a better understanding of the environmental influences on health.  In combination with the other exciting opportunities in the Life Sciences department, this award provides new pathways for Native Americans into many advanced degree programs that emphasis environmental, epidemiological, and toxicological approaches to relevant topics on reservation such as health disparities. For more information, please contact Dr Comstock.

Community Outreach

Life Science students and faculty engaged with the community at the 2019 Arlee Celebration on the Flathead Indian Reservation. With dancing and drums in the background, budding young scientists enjoyed working with Life Science students to isolate DNA from strawberries