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.

Department of Biology researchers published in The Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Experiments in 2015 by Case Western Reserve University associate professor of biology Michael Benard and then-PhD student Kacey Dananay revealed a dramatic decline in growth among juvenile toads exposed to increased light at night. The results of those experiments were published online July 4 in the science journal Proceedings of the Royal Society...

Riley Tedrow on “Ask an Entomologist.”

Riley Tedrow, Biology PhD Candidate, was recently on Ask an Entomologist. Topics included disease transmission by anopheles mosquitoes, mosquito control in Madagascar, and the impact of political instability on the distribution of aid. You can watch the entire interview by clicking here. https://askentomologists.com/

Dr. Emmitt Jolly featured in Art/Sci Magazine

Read the article from Art/Sci magazine here.  Dr. Jolly is also profile in Science News for Students, click here to read the article.

Three members of the Department of Biology receive awards

Three members of the Department of Biology recently received awards. Nicholas Kathman, post doc in Jessica Fox's lab: First prize at showCASE postdoc poster competition. Alexandra Yarger, graduate student in Jessica Fox's lab: Honorable mention in showCASE graduate student poster competition and won an International Society for Neuroethology, Heiligenberg Student Travel Award. David Berstch, graduate student...