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.

CWRU faculty member Nicole Crown talks about mentoring students for success

Case Western Reserve University biology faculty member Nicole Crown, an expert in genetics and an award-winning mentor, talks with students just as easily about the molecular genetics of meiosis in Drosophila melanogaster as she does about embracing their own self-worth. Listen to her discuss the importance of mentoring CWRU students inside and outside of the classroom.

Dr. Christopher Cullis publishes new paper: Perspective on the present state and future usefulness of marama bean (Tylosema esculentum)

Read Dr. Cullis newest publication: Perspective on the present state and future usefulness of marama bean (Tylosema esculentum) by clicking here: Food-and-Energy-Security-2022-Cullis-Perspective-on-the-present-state-and-future-usefulness-of-marama-bean-Tylosema

Welcome: New Graduate Cohort

Thursday, August 25th the department welcomed 20 new students to the graduate program. Faculty, staff, and students met face-to-face while sharing a meal and their research.

News Channel 5 runs segments on partnership between CWRU and the Zoo

The segments titled: CWRU teams up with Cleveland Metropark Zoo to create next generation of scientists and Case Western Reserve University partners with Cleveland Metropark Zoo to create zoo scientists can be watched here and here.

View our Spring 2022 Graduate Student Awards Here!

Study Abroad with the Department of Biology