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.

Dr. Mark Willis appears on Channel 5 news.

Dr. Mark Willis was interviewed on Channel 5 news, discussing bugs indoors and out. You can watch the whole clip, and a web exclusive here: https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/originals/harmful-harmless-or-helpful-a-look-at-the-common-summertime-bugs-you-find-in-your-home

Dr. Chris Cullis featured in The Daily for his research exploring wider uses for Namibian “orphan legume;” [the] Marama bean.

Case Western Reserve biologist explores wider uses for Namibian “orphan legume;” Marama bean grows in drought conditions and shows resistance to pests Biology professor and researcher Christopher Cullis said he pondered two big questions when he first caught sight of the wild marama bean plant, its definitive patches of green...

Alumni of the department, Lee Morgan, on his career that spanned dolphins, marlins, and the Iditarod.

Dr. Lee Morgan took a roundabout path to his career as a veterinarian. It started when he hit the jackpot of internships very early in his college career: a year spent in Hawaii studying dolphin cognition. Lee, who is from Springfield, Ohio, ran track and cross-country in high school...

Study Abroad course in Biology explores ecology and genetics.

The Department of Biology recently debuted a new course, BIOL 309/409 (Biology Field Studies), in which faculty and students travel to a remote site and conduct research in a natural environment. Drs. Chris Cullis and Ron Oldfield worked together to establish the course, designing it so that it could...