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.
Date posted: May 11th, 2017
The Department of Biology’s Dr. Rich Drushel was this year’s recipient of the Wittke Award.
The Carl F. Wittke Award was established in 1971 in honor of Carl Wittke, a former faculty member, dean and vice president of Western Reserve University. …Read more.
Date posted: April 26th, 2017
Date posted: April 17th, 2017
March for Science Cleveland will feature the Department of Biology’s Dr. Emmitt Jolly as the keynote speaker. Click on the link to find more information about the March for Science!
March-for-Science …Read more.
Date posted: April 4th, 2017
Dr. Martin co-authored a paper published in Science. The paper found that local and regional variation in climate explained patterns of natural selection in the wild. It can be found here:
Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection …Read more.