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.

Two Biology students receive honorable mentions for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Two CWRU Biology students received honorable mentions: Alexis Thornburg ('20) and Jeanette Sullivan ('19). Alexis is completing...

Department of Biology faculty nominated for the 2020 Carl F. Wittke Award

Congratulations to the Department of Biology faculty nominated for the 2020 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Nominees from the department are: Rebecca Benard Susan Burden-Gulley Rich Drushel Barb Kuemerle

Undergraduate research students in the Department of Biology awarded top honors at Intersections

Intersections SOURCE poster winners in the Life Sciences on December 6th included two students conducting research in the Department of Biology. 1st place: Alexa Smith, Haltere synchronization and frequency in flies. Faculty Mentor: Jessica Fox, Biology Department. (1st place tie with Jeanette Sullivan, Biology student doing research in the School of Medicine).   2nd...

Biology BA/MS alumnus Russell Engleman published in Paleobiology.

Biology BA/MS alumnus Russell Engleman recently published an article in the journal Paleobiology that was selected for open access. The editors choose a handful of manuscripts every year to waive the open access fee, essentially making them free open access. The manuscripts that are chosen are generally deemed scientifically significant...