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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.

Recent graduates of Biology first authors on recent study

Date posted: December 12th, 2017

Two recent graduates of the Department of Biology have been published in Frontiers in Genetics. 
Nikhil is currently working at McKinsey & Company in Cleveland.

Nate Mullin is a technician in Dr. …Read more.

Adjunct Professor of Biology, Dr. Gavin Svenson, honored by Crain’s Cleveland

Date posted: November 27th, 2017

Museum Assistant Director of Science and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Dr. Gavin Svenson has been named to the Crain’s Cleveland 2017 Class of 40 under 40.  The group is noted for taking a leading role in the Greater Cleveland Business Community. …Read more.

Undergraduate student Uma Mahajan feature in THINK magazine

Date posted: October 19th, 2017

Systems Biology mjaor Uma Mahajan was recently featured in CWRU’s THINK magazine in an article focusing on Summer Research. It can be found here:
Summer Research is Captivating Students
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Department of Biology Seminar Series, October 4th at 4pm

Date posted: October 5th, 2017

Department of Biology Seminar Series
10-5-17 @ 4:00pm in DeGrace 312
Katie Stuble, PhD, Holden Arboretum
“Assembling communities in a changing world: how changing climates and invading species are reshaping our ecosystems”
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