Overview

Biology faculty greet new graduate

Professors Weigl, Conner, and Muday greeting new graduates

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
Carole Browne
James Curran
Dan Johnson
Erik Johnson
Raymond Kuhn
Gloria Muday
Brian Tague

Ecology and Evolution
David Anderson
Michael Anderson
Robert Browne
Ronald Dimock
Gerald Esch
Herman Eure
Kathleen Kron
Miles Silman
William Smith
Clifford Zeyl

Integrative Plant Biology
Michael Anderson
Kathy Kron
Gloria Muday
Miles Silman
William Smith
Brian Tague

Neurobiology and Behavior
Miriam Ashley-Ross
William Conner
Ronald Dimock
Susan Fahrbach
Erik Johnson
Wayne Silver