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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.

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
  …Read more.

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”
…Read more.

Former student from Jean Burns’s lab starts new job

Date posted: August 22nd, 2017

Former undergraduate in the lab of Dr. Jean Burns, Angela Kaczowka, starts an Assistant Professor of Practice position at Agricultural Education Department, University of Arizona. Congratulations to Angela! …Read more.

Dept of Biology researchers in UNDARK

Date posted: July 27th, 2017

Dr. Sarah Diamond and her collaborators were featured in UNDARK last week. You can read the full article here:
What City Ants Can Teach Us About Species Evolution And Climate Change …Read more.

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