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.
Within this diversity reside complementary frameworks of research interests which provide a rich opportunity for collaboration and other teaching and research interactions. Faculty who have related interests have formed Focus Groups to broaden their capabilities in teaching and research in ways that not only increase their own perspectives but significantly enhance the experiences of graduate and undergraduate students interested in the areas represented by the Focus Groups. The Focus Groups are (1) Ecology and Evolution, (2) Neurobiology and Behavior, (3) Cellular and Molecular Biology, and (4) Integrative Plant Science. These Focus Groups act as vehicles to enhance research projects and collaborations and also as forums for weekly meetings of participants to discuss recent advances in their respective fields.
Cell and Molecular
Ecology and Evolution
Integrative Plant Biology
Neurobiology and Behavior