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.

New Major: Neuroscience

College of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine collaborate to offer new undergraduate neuroscience major Case Western Reserve University will offer a new bachelor of science degree in neuroscience beginning fall semester 2020. Developed jointly by the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department...

Sakin Kirti, Beckman Scholar in the Atit Lab

Sakin Kirti is a first-year undergraduate student at CWRU. Beckman Scholar program exists at 12 institutions in America and is designed to support outstanding undergraduate research students. He has past research experiences in high school in the Heller Lab at Stanford in inner year development. He presented that research at...

Kacey Cope, CWRU alum, publishes in General and Comparative Endocrinology

Kacey Cope published a paper, "Exposure to artificial light at night during the larval stage has delayed effects on juvenile corticosterone concentration in American toads, Anaxyrus americanus" in the journal General and Comparative Endocrinology (link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2020.113508) in May 2020.  This work was completed while Dr. Cope was a PhD candidate...

Undergraduate Awards in Biology – 2020

(For Photos and bios please click here). 2020 Department of Biology Undergraduate Awards   Daniel Burke Prize (for excellence in both biology and chemistry)……………………………….………..Cindy Ho Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Award (for outstanding academic performance in biology)………………………………….Alexa Smith Francis Hobart Herrick Prize (for outstanding biological research and academic excellence in biology) ……..Timothy Nehila J. Paul Visscher Memorial Award of...