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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.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History hosts an entomology themed Think and Drink

Date posted: April 26th, 2017

Take a look at our Facebook post for more pictures from this event!
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Dr. Emmitt Jolly a keynote speaker at the March for Science, April 22nd

Date posted: April 17th, 2017

March for Science Cleveland will feature the Department of Biology’s Dr. Emmitt Jolly as the keynote speaker. Click on the link to find more information about the March for Science!
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Dr. Ryan Martin published in Science

Date posted: April 4th, 2017

Dr. Martin co-authored a paper published in Science. The paper found that local and regional variation in climate explained patterns of natural selection in the wild. It can be found here:
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Sarah Diamond and Ryan Martin’s collaborative article featured in the New York Times

Date posted: April 4th, 2017

A collaborative article by Assistant Professors of Biology, Drs. Sarah Diamond and Ryan Martin, was written about in the NY Times on Monday. You can read the article here:
What Makes a City Ant? …Read more.


SIBER Annual Conference, June 9-10, 2017

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