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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.

Dr. Emmitt Jolly featured in Art/Sci Magazine

Date posted: June 15th, 2018

Read the article from Art/Sci magazine here. 
Dr. Jolly is also profile in Science News for Students, click here to read the article. …Read more.

Three members of the Department of Biology receive awards

Date posted: June 6th, 2018

Three members of the Department of Biology recently received awards.
Nicholas Kathman, post doc in Jessica Fox’s lab: First prize at showCASE postdoc poster competition.
Alexandra Yarger, graduate student in Jessica Fox’s lab: Honorable mention in showCASE graduate student poster competition and won an International Society for Neuroethology, Heiligenberg Student Travel Award. …Read more.

Mark Willis on Channel 3 News

Date posted: June 1st, 2018

Department chair Mark Willis was interviewed on Channel 3 news about the invasion of stink bugs. Watch the clip here!
Stinkbugs Invade Northeast Ohio …Read more.

2018 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

Date posted: April 18th, 2018

Can you help find 100 species at the CWRU Farm?
As part of the 2018 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge, we will document as many species as we can find at the University Farm. …Read more.

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