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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.

bio[box] Grand Opening

Date posted: February 14th, 2018

The Department of Biology’s newly created collaborative learning/research space, called bio[box], provides undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers with the space, tools, and instrumentation to facilitate collaborative learning and research.
The grand opening was held on Tuesday, February 6th. …Read more.

Graduate Student in Biology awarded top prize.

Date posted: February 14th, 2018

Graduate Student Riley Tedrow was awarded the William J. Lechel II Memorial Scholarship for the best student presentation at the 2018 Annual Michigan Mosquito Control Conference for his talk
“A Bioplex Assay for the Simultaneous Detection of Mosquito Species, Host, and Plasmodium Parasites in Malagasy Anopheles Mosquitoes” …Read more.

Dr. Darin Croft and graduate student Russell Engelman published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Date posted: January 16th, 2018

Dr. Darin Croft and his graduate student, Russell Engelman, were published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Their paper, “Diversity and disparity of sparassodonts (Metatheria) reveal non-analogue nature of ancient South American mammalian carnivore guilds” can be found here.  …Read more.

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.

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