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.

Graduate Student Symposium a great success

This year’s annual Biology Graduate Research Symposium was held on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. It was a great success. The symposium featured graduate students from across the department, including a plenary session with six short talks and a...

Colin Cope publishes in Forest Ecology and Management

Colin Cope, of Jean Burns' lab, was recently published in Forest Ecology and Management. Cope, Colin G. and Jean H. Burns. 2019. Effects of native deer on invasive earthworms depend on earthworm functional feeding group and correlate with earthworm body size. Forest Ecology and Management. 435: 180-186.

Jean Burns and colleagues published in Nature: Scientific Data

Dr. Jean Burns and colleagues in a working group (iDiv: sPlat - Synthesis on Pollen Limitation and Terrestrial biodiversity) recently published a data paper in Nature: Scientific Data: Bennett, J. M., J. A. Steets, J. H. Burns, W. Durka, J. C. Vamosi, G. Arceo-Gómez, M. Burd, L. A. Burkle, A....

PhD Student, Mike Moore’s research featured in the Case Daily

Michael Moore, a graduate biology student, and Ryan Martin, an assistant professor of biology, recently published their findings in the journal Ecology Letters.   Read the full article here.