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.

Undergraduate Award Ceremony celebrates students’ achievements.

The 2nd annual Undergraduate Award Ceremony was held May 1st. Dr. Peter Zimmerman was honored as our "Alumni of the Year."

PhD students in Biology win Graduate Student Awards

Jeff Gill won the Tarolli Award of the Graduate Student Research Award to graduate students for outstanding posters at the Research ShowCASE. Hilary Rollins won the Graduate Dean's Instructional Excellence Award to graduate teaching assistants in recognition of providing outstanding instruction to students of the university.

CWRU, Holden Arboretum, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland Museum of Natural History join forces to expand research, education opportunities

A team of world-class science researchers and educators at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) and the Holden Arboretum are joining together to broaden collaborative research and teaching opportunities in Northeast Ohio. Read more here: L-R Mark Willis, Diana Koester, Jill...

Noah DeFino of the Fox Lab recipient of NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Noah, who is a research technician in Dr. Jessica Fox's lab, was awarded the 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF)  in Life Sciences - Ecology. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who...