The Department of Biology embodies Wake Forest’s Teacher-Scholar ideal, with vibrant research groups working across the spectrum of the biological sciences. We nurture this diversity and we consider it to be a great strength of the department.
Faculty in the department who have overlapping interests form Focus Groups to broaden their capabilities in teaching and research. The Focus Groups have fluid boundaries and are inclusive rather than exclusive. The current Focus Groups are (1) Ecology and Evolution, (2) Neurobiology and Behavior, (3) Cellular and Molecular Biology, and (4) Integrative Plant Science. Many members of the department participate in more than one focus group. Undergraduates typically take courses across the Focus Groups, and graduate committees almost always include members of multiple Focus Groups.
Cell and Molecular
Ecology and Evolution
Integrative Plant Biology
Neurobiology and Behavior