The biology department provides an outstanding and rigorous classroom- and laboratory- based education to majors and non-majors and is committed to developing and supporting interdisciplinary innovations. The department places a high value on developing skills in critical thinking, collaborative work, communication, and problem solving, while also fostering the values of integrity, responsibility, and empathy for other organisms. Promoting science as an integral part of the liberal arts, students are prepared for careers addressing societal challenges. A broad biological foundation combined with opportunities for exploration of specific areas is emphasized.
Three recent graduates present research at the National Speleological Society Convention
July 16, 2014
Three recent graduates gave talks at the National Speleological Society Convention in Huntsville, Alabama on Wednesday, July 16. Will Coleman (Ecology and Biodiversity major, '14), Linnea Carver (Ecology and Biodiversity, '14) and Vincent Leray (Biology, '13) presented the results of their research on cave biology.
Kikis, Christie, Lee, Fay and Gray publish study on neurodegenerative disease
May 21, 2014
Elise Kikis and her students Nakeirah Christie (C’15), Amy Lee (C’16), Hannah Fay (C’15), and Amelia Gray (C’16) just published a paper in PLoS ONE, titled “Novel Polyglutamine Model Uncouples Proteotoxicity from Aging.”
Biology Professor John Palisano featured in CNBC “superbug” news article
May 6, 2014
Professor John Palisano in the Department of Biology was recently featured in a CNBC news article entitled "Congress joins 'superbug' fight-for good or bad."