What is SABER?

The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) is a scientific community whose members develop theory and generate evidence with the goals of improving post-secondary biology education. SABER fosters discipline-based education research in biology and its dissemination.

Read more about SABER mission, goals, and history here.

Special Interest Groups

SABER Special Interest groups continue to have a web presence. Read about the Special Interest Groups and get involved here

Other events of potential interest to SABER members


Dr. Mary Pat Wenderoth receives Bruce Alberts award from ASCB!

Dr. Mary Pat Wenderoth, co-founder of SABER and Principal Lecturer in the Biology Department of the University of Washington, received the 2019 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education from the American Society for Cell Biology. The award recognizes Mary Pat's many contributions to biology education research and particularly her work in starting and running SABER. Congratulations to Mary Pat!

See past SABER Celebrations here

We are featuring SABER members who have won national awards and other honors related to undergraduate biology education. Members can anonymously nominate someone on this page. We want to highlight SABER members in all career stages, institution types, etc.


Upcoming : SABER WEST 2020 is January 18-19. Learn more here.

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SABER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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