Department of Biology

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.

Ana Locci
Ana Locci

University Farm featured in Chagrin Valley Times

Date posted: February 3rd, 2016

Professor Christopher Cullis, Margaret Cullis, and University Farm Director Ana Locci are featured in an article about the Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms, owned by Case Western Reserve University. Read a PDF of the article here. …Read more.

Kathy Krynak
Kathy Krynak

Biology post doc receives Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Grant

Date posted: January 29th, 2016

Katherine Krynak, a Post Doc in the lab of Dr. Ryan Martin, has recieved a Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Grant.
Katherine will be studying the effects of introduced rainbow trout on native glassfrog populations on the Western Slope of the Andes mountains in northern Ecuador. …Read more.

Sydney Brannoch
Sydney Brannoch

Doctoral student discovers new mantis among french collection

Date posted: January 28th, 2016

While studying the insect collection of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle of Paris, France, Sydney Brannoch, a Ph.D. student working at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History uncovered a small, leaf-dwelling praying mantis with unique features collected from Madagascar in 2001. …Read more.

jess in lab
jess in lab

Jessica Fox awarded Young Investigator Grant

Date posted: January 15th, 2016

Dr. Fox has been awarded a Young Investigator grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The title of Jess’ project is “Mechanosensory And Visual Integration For Fly Takeoff And Flight.” Here is link to the AFOSR announcement with the list of funded projects http://www.wpafb.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123466938. …Read more.

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