Department of Biology

Biology PhD student Kyle Logue publishes in Molecular Ecology.

Date posted: July 30th, 2015

Kyle Logue, in the lab of Dr. Peter Zimmerman, has published in Molecular Ecology. “Whole-genome sequencing reveals absence of recent gene flow and separate demographic histories for Anopheles punctulatus mosquitoes in Papua New Guinea.” Read the article here. …Read more.

Mark Willis Chair
Mark Willis Chair

Biology welcomes new Department Chair, Dr. Mark Willis

Date posted: July 16th, 2015

Dr. Willis began his tenure as Department Chair on July 1, 2015. He has been with the department since 2001. Read about his research interests on his website here. …Read more.

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Chris cake

Dr. Chris Cullis steps down as Biology Chair

Date posted: June 18th, 2015

Dr. Chris Cullis’s tenure as Department Chair was honored on Tuesday, June 16h. Incoming chair, Dr. Mark Willis spoke briefly about the improvements to the department under Dr. Cullis and hung his picture along side the past department chairs in Clapp 405. …Read more.

R Benard Award
R Benard Award

Biology’s Rebecca Benard receives Wittke Award for commitment to students

Date posted: May 27th, 2015

A biology instructor who believes books and lectures aren’t enough has won a 2015 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Read about Dr. Rebecca Benard and her award by clicking here …Read more.

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karen-abbott

Karen Abbott named Early Career Fellow of Ecological Society of America

Date posted: May 26th, 2015

Karen Abbott, Assistant Professor of Biology, was named an Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America. The fellowship is awarded to individuals “who have begun making and show promise of continuing to make outstanding contributions” to the field of ecology. …Read more.

Abe Perez
Abe Perez

Biology graduate student awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Date posted: May 4th, 2015

Abe Perez, a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Sarah Diamond, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to fund his research on linking insect community responses to urbanization with morphology and physiology. …Read more.

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atit-feat

CWRU researchers in Biology find possible trigger to skin fibrosis

Date posted: April 15th, 2015

When her father was diagnosed with lung-scarring pulmonary fibrosis, Radhika Atit, an associate professor of biology at Case Western Reserve University, began digging into every detail about the disease.
Read the rest of this article here. …Read more.

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Kathy Krynak 1

Graduate Student in Biology discovers new “Shape-shifting” frog

Date posted: March 25th, 2015

Katherine Krynak, a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University and her husband Tim Krynak, project manager at Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources Division, discovered the new species, called the Mutable rainfrog (Pristimantis mutabilis), in 2006 at nature preserve Reserva Las Gralarias. …Read more.

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Tesar

Department of Biology alum receives prestigious award

Date posted: February 11th, 2015

Still early in his career, Paul Tesar’s continuous string of accomplishments grew even more robust on Jan. 20 when he was named the recipient of the prestigious International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Outstanding Young Investigator Award, the premier international award for young stem cell researchers. …Read more.

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catena

Graduate Student Angeline Catena publishes in Palaeontologia Electronica

Date posted: January 30th, 2015

Click here to read about Angeline Catena’s paper published in Palaeontologia Electronica. Angeline is in the lab of Dr. Darin Croft.
  …Read more.

Image: David Schwartz Photography
Image: David Schwartz Photography

Dr. Arnold Caplan featured in Orthopedics Today article

Date posted: December 14th, 2014

More research needed to fully harness power of stem cells in sports medicine
Stem cells have demonstrated promise across all facets of medicine, including sports medicine, where early results have exhibited the potential for enhanced cartilage, tendon and meniscal healing. …Read more.

ArtSci cover
ArtSci cover

Science on the Farm

Date posted: November 20th, 2014

In the University Farm’s habitats and laboratories, research and education flourish

The director of Case Western Reserve’s University Farm dresses elegantly and works out of a charming office on the top floor of a former dairy barn. …Read more.