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.

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.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnCFknhpNEo

The BioScience Alliance and PhD candidates Maura Plocek and Kaylin Tennant featured in The Daily

The Biology department's BioScience Alliance, a high-impact collaboration of Cleveland-area research and training programs which includes the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Holden Arboretum, featured in The Daily. Highlighted is the partnership between CWRU and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Kristen Lukas, director of conservation and science at...

View our Spring 2022 Graduate Student Awards Here!

Study Abroad with the Department of Biology