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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, 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.


Dr. Jessica Fox interviewed by Channel 5 news about Mayfly Swarms

Mayflies are everywhere in Cleveland right now! Biology Assistant Professor Jessica Fox gives an interview to Channel 5 news about these swarms – click here to watch and learn!


Five Questions with Emeritus Biology Faculty Member, Jim Zull

James Zull remembers when a single chain separated Western Reserve University and the Case Institute of Technology. The chain was a futile effort to create an illusion of separation.
People often stepped right over it to visit someone at the other university, showing that, from the outset, the two institutions were entwined. (read more)



Dr. Emmitt Jolly of Biology chosen as keynote speaker

Emmitt Jolly, assistant professor of biology, was the keynote speaker at the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) graduation program. MESA is an academic preparation program for pre-college, community college and university-level students in California.

The fifth annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduation ceremony was held for students transferring to four-year universities from City College of San Francisco.

Jolly was chosen to speak to the STEM scholars due to his reputation as a motivational speaker and scientist.

The graduation was held at City College of San Francisco.

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