The Department of Biology at Wake Forest University is a diverse team of scientists, teachers, graduate students and undergraduates who investigate the processes of life at all levels, from the biosphere to the molecule. We are a full-spectrum biology department, and we value our collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere. The department currently comprises 24 tenured or tenure-track professors, 4 teaching professors, 35 graduate students, and approximately 200 undergraduate Biology majors. Many additional students take our courses! Research is as central to our mission as teaching, with almost all majors joining faculty and graduate students outside of the classroom to study in our laboratories and at our field sites. Much of our research is supported by competitive grants, permitting ambitious approaches that prepare students for careers in research, the health professions, conservation, teaching, public policy, biotech, bioinformatics, and numerous other areas including bio-inspired entrepreneurship.

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Faculty Search, Assistant Professor 2015

by September 25, 2015

The Department of Biology of Wake Forest University seeks a tenure-track faculty member who uses modern genomic methods to address evolutionary, ecological, or functional questions. This hire will be at the rank of assistant professor. Please check out our web page.  We will begin taking applications online on September 29. Read more »

Tasty Teaching with Tomatoes

by October 22, 2015
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Think red sauce, salsa, or bruschetta is all there is to know about tomatoes? Watch Professor Gloria Muday of the Wake Forest University Department of Biology teach high school students the basics of genetics with tomatoes as her teaching tools. The results are positively delicious! Muday works together with Biology Professor Read more »

Celebrate Homecoming with the Department of Biology!

by September 25, 2015
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Wake Forest University homecoming events for 2015 are planned on campus for Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26. Of course there’s a football game, but there’s also a fun opportunity to reconnect with the Biology Department. On Saturday morning the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics will host Read more »

What Would You Put in Your “Beaker-O-Fear”?

by September 11, 2015
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Science students at Wake Forest University were enthusiastic participants in the first in a series of workshops titled How to Prevent a Panic Attack on Your First College Science Exam held Tuesday, September 8, in Winston 126. Professor Pat Lord of the Department of Biology served as an organizer, Read more »

Workshop for New Students

by September 6, 2015
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Did you know that “stressed” is just “desserts” spelled backwards? Beginning science students often report feeling stressed by the mere thought of EXAMS. Wake Forest University freshmen (and any upperclassmen who need encouragement) can prepare for this fall’s exams by attending a series of workshops titled “How to Prevent Read more »