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.

Aquatic Biology, Social Distancing Style

An update from Deb Harris, instructor of BIOL 339, Aquatic Biology Lab. Aquatic Bio involves trips to the University Farm. To accommodate bussing to the farm, the students were divided into two groups (allowing students to choose which group).   For the in-lab lessons their microscope stations are spread out and...

Dr. Sarah Bagby part of team of researchers who were collectively awarded $12.5 million from the NSF.

Case Western Reserve University is one among 14 universities from around the globe that have collectively been awarded $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch a new Biology Integration Institute (BII) to study the feedbacks between microbial ecosystems and climate change. The five-year project, called EMERGE, for “EMergent Ecosystem...

Two Biology undergraduates recieve Barry Goldwater Scholarship

This prestigious award is for undergraduates who have a demonstrated interest in research in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences or engineering and show potential to make impacts in their fields. Students go through a rigorous nomination process, as the university can only designate up to four applicants a year....

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...