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.

Karen Abbott helps to break a Guinness World Record

Dr. Karen Abbott, along with about 200 others, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records last weekend by participating in the world's largest Kilt Race See more about it here.  

PhD student Riley Tedrow published

Riley Tedrow, a PhD student in Dr. Peter Zimmerman's lab, published a paper in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. "A Novel Assay for Simultaneous Assessment of Mammalian Host Blood, Mosquito Species, and Plasmodium spp. in the Medically Important AnophelesMosquitoes of Madagascar". You can read the paper here.  

News featuring Drs. Sarah Diamond and Ryan Martin: Cities serve as testbeds for evolutionary change

Sarah Diamond's and Ryan Martin's collaborative research on how acorn ants evolve in cities was featured in popular science article about urban evolution in (PNAS) Proceedings of the National  Academy. Article found here: Cities serve as testbeds for evolutionary change

Graduate Student Symposium a great success

This year’s annual Biology Graduate Research Symposium was held on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. It was a great success. The symposium featured graduate students from across the department, including a plenary session with six short talks and a...