Biology

Jason Kilgore with students

About

The Department of Biology engages students in an exciting and challenging environment where they master biological concepts and develop scientific competencies necessary to be critical thinkers, successful professionals, and responsible citizens.

The department provides a variety of learning opportunities for both majors and non-majors. Biology Faculty embrace a student-centered approach that combines personalized advising, innovative curricular and extracurricular experiences, and research opportunities to promote personal and professional development. Students learn the most current research skills and methodologies in coursework, independent research, field station projects, internships, and student clubs. Students have presented their research at national conferences.

The Department of Biology offers a major and a minor. The major requires at least nine courses and the minor requires six. Students interested in Biology also can pursue programs in Health Professions, Neuroscience, Environmental StudiesBiochemistry, Forensic ScienceBiological Physics, Education, 3-2 Engineering, or design their own interdisciplinary thematic major.

Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog and in the Biology Majors’ Handbook.

To see what current students are doing and to learn about the variety of careers our recent alumni enjoy please follow the W&J Biology Department Facebook page.

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Events

News

W&J CEPM Announces Opening Events of  New Energy Lecture Series

W&J CEPM Announces Opening Events of New Energy Lecture Series
September 2, 2014

The CEPM 2014-15 Energy Lecture Series begins Sept. 4.

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New Student Government Association Officers Ready to  Make a Difference

New Student Government Association Officers Ready to Make a Difference
August 28, 2014

The new Student Government Association (SGA) officers are in place and ready for a new school year.

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Work of Catherine Davis '04 Featured in 'The Atlantic'

Work of Catherine Davis '04 Featured in 'The Atlantic'
April 24, 2014

Davis is the lead author of a study of the psychological effects of deep-space conditions on astronauts.

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Faculty


Ronald J. Bayline, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Biology
Thomas Contreras
Thomas A. Contreras, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Alice Lee
Alice G. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Jamie March
James G. March, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Candy DeBerry
Candy S. DeBerry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Jason Kilgore
Jason S. Kilgore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Megan Lai
Yi-Tak (Megan) Lai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Kelly Weixel
Kelly M. Weixel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology; Director, Neuroscience Program
Anupama Shanmuganathan
Anupama Shanmuganathan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

Anne K. McGrain, Ph.D.
Biology Program Coordinator