The Department of Biology provides training for both undergraduate and graduate students. The strongest areas of training in the program are in Animal Behavior, Biochemistry, 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: August 20th, 2015
A team of biologists [lead by the Department of Biology’s Dr. Mike Benard] from Case Western Reserve University suspected millions of tons of salt dumped each winter on our roadways couldn’t possibly be good for ponds and wetlands, and they launched a research project to find out the extent of the harm. …Read more.
Date posted: July 30th, 2015
Kyle Logue, in the lab of Dr. Peter Zimmerman, has published in Molecular Ecology. “Whole-genome sequencing reveals absence of recent gene flow and separate demographic histories for Anopheles punctulatus mosquitoes in Papua New Guinea.” Read the article here. …Read more.
Date posted: July 16th, 2015
Date posted: June 18th, 2015
Dr. Chris Cullis’s tenure as Department Chair was honored on Tuesday, June 16h. Incoming chair, Dr. Mark Willis spoke briefly about the improvements to the department under Dr. Cullis and hung his picture along side the past department chairs in Clapp 405. …Read more.