The Department of Biology provides training for both undergraduate and graduate students. The strongest areas of training in the program are in Animal Behavior, Cell and Developmental Biology, Computational Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Plant Biotechnology.  In addition, the Department is closely affiliated with other divisions such as the School of Medicine and the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.  Cooperative programs outside of Case, including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and the Holden Arboretum allow for students to have a variety of resources at hand.  Research in the department is primarily conducted in one of three focus areas: Cell and Developmental Biology, Neurobiology and Neuromechanical Systems, or Evolution and Ecology.  This focus framework allows faculty to build on common research interests. Mentored teaching and research programs with faculty and students foster a strong educational environment in the Department.

PhD Student, Venkata Thulabandu, wins “Best Graduate Student Poster Award.”

Venkata Thulabandu is a PhD candidate in Dr. Atit’s lab whose research is focused on understanding the molecular events during embryonic skin development. He recently won the ‘best graduate student poster award’ in the Midwestern Society for Developmental Biology conference held here at Case Western Reserve University.  His poster...

PhD Student in Dr. Radhika Atit’s lab awarded NRSA F31 Fellowship.

Beatriz Ibarra is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Atit lab. She was recently awarded an NRSA F31 fellowship for her project which explores the role of Erk/MapK signaling during Wnt signaling-dependent skull bone development. 1 in 3 birth defects are in the craniofacial region and understanding the signaling requirements...

Hathaway Brown high school student in Dr. Ryan Martin’s lab featured on “Live on Lakeside.”

Cassandra Lism a Senior in Hathaway Brown's Science Research & Engineering Programm discusses her research with PhD student Michael Moore in Ryan Martin's lab on WKYC's "Live on Lakeside." Watch here.