Biology


About

The Department of Biology provides students with the skills and background necessary to be highly competitive scholars in various fields, including pre-health, neuroscience, biochemistry, education, and environmental studies.

The department provides a variety of learning opportunities for both majors and non-majors. Biology students learn the most current research skills and methodologies in coursework, independent student 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. Programs in Biochemistry and Biological Physics also are available.

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

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News

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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Life of a Rural Doctor Suits Connellsville Man Well

Life of a Rural Doctor Suits Connellsville Man Well
April 16, 2014

Presidents in the Press! Dr. Paul Means '91 is featured in this Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article for work in both his career and his community.

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Steve Berk '07 Featured for Peace Corps Work

Steve Berk '07 Featured for Peace Corps Work
April 16, 2014

Steve Berk '07, who studied cell and molecular biology at W&J, was featured in the Wilmington New Journal for his work in the Peace Corps.

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Faculty


Ronald J. Bayline, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Biology

Thomas A. Contreras, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Alice G. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

James G. March, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Candy S. DeBerry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Jason S. Kilgore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

Yi-Tak (Megan) Lai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

Kelly M. Weixel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology; Director, Neuroscience Program

Anupama Shanmuganathan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

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