The study of life in all its forms.
Research of Karl Koehler '08 is published in the journal Nature
Photo shows inner ear hair cells. Hair cells are in red and the stereocilia bundles and cell-to-cell junctions are in green. The blue is a nuclear stain that highlights the row of supporting cells beneath the hair cells.Read More
Science Road Show
Maria Haag '13 wins undergraduate research competition with her research poster on heart regeneration in fishRead More
Olin's hidden treasure
The Olin greenhouse gives visitors a quick escape from the familiar. Visitors are welcome to walk in and take a tour.Read More
Winter term in the Galapagos
Prof. Kevin Kinney and his students explore the Galapagos Islands much as Darwin did, ferrying between islands on a boat that doubles as a hotel.Read More
Biology Professor Jim Benedix and students Ashley Conard ’14, Stephen Hesterberg ’13 and Luke Miller ’14 designed an experiment to study the falling behavior of frogs – a behavior that is referred to as parachuting.Read More
Research students in the Nature Park
Professor Vanessa Fox and her research students have been collecting data on how the forests in the Nature Park change over time.Read More
Biology is the application of scientific principles and procedures to the understanding of living things. The major in biological sciences introduces the student to the art of scientific discovery, and provides an exposure to the full breadth of biological systems, from molecules to ecosystems.
Evolution, Organisms and Ecology; Human Genetics; Plant Biology; Microbiology; Animal Physiology; Plant-Animal Interactions; Immunology; Neurobiology