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.

Researchers in Biology featured in WIRED article

Drs. Sarah Diamond and Ryan Martin were included in a small group of researchers featured in a Wired Magazine article discussing how cities are causing species to evolve. You can find the article here:  

Arnold Caplan celebrates his 50th year at CWRU

On September 6, 2019 Arnold Caplan, Professor and Director of the Skeletal Research Center, known as the “father of MSCs”, celebrated the start of his 50th year here at Case Western Reserve University.  In honor of Arnold’s dedication to scientific research and to CWRU, a symposium and dinner was...

Dr. Chris Cullis publishes book

Springer has published Dr. Cullis's book entitled "Genetics and Genomics of Linum."

Graduate Student Award Luncheon

The Department of Biology honored several graduate students at its annual Graduate Student Award Luncheon. Students honored include: The Joanne Westin Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award Honorable Mentions: Laura Bernstein-Kurtycz Beatriz Ibarra Venkata Saikumar Thulabandu Katie Duval Winner: David Dimitrie Graduate Student Best Paper Award 3rd Place: Alexandra Yarger 2nd Place: Michael Moore 1st Place: David Bertsch