How Sweet It Is! WFU Grad Predicts a Bumper Crop of Maple Syrup in 2015

by January 15, 2015
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Dr. Joshua Rapp, former graduate student of Miles Silman in the WFU Department of Biology, has discovered a new predictor of maple sap flow: seed production the previous fall. The research paper was published in the journal Forest Ecology & Management, but if you love maple syrup you’ll want to Read more »

Esch Celebrates 100th Semester

by January 13, 2015
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. When Professor Jerry Esch walked into 233 Winston Hall just before 11 AM on January 13 for his first meeting with his Spring 2015 Parasitology class, he achieved a career milestone of note: he began his 100th semester of teaching in the Department of Biology at Wake Forest University. Congratulations, Read more »

Perspectives in Biology Symposium Celebrates 30th Birthday

by December 17, 2014
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On November 7-8, 2014, the Department of Biology hosted the 30th Perspectives in Biology Symposium. This annual event brings 3 notable biologists to campus to share their passion for science and recent research results with faculty colleagues from institutions throughout the southeast. Each invited speaker gives two seminars and has Read more »

Undergraduates Learn Genetics by Teaching Younger Students

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Want to learn genetics? Maybe the best approach is to to teach it to others! Professors Carole Gibson and Gloria Muday reported in a recent article that undergraduates learn more plant genetics by participating in a service-learning program than they do sitting in a classroom. Undergraduates enrolled in BIO Read more »

Pre-Health Students Support Missions of Mercy

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The Department of Biology is so proud of the numerous biology students who volunteered their time at the November 2014 Missions of Mercy free dental clinic. Many of the student volunteers represented the Pre-Medical Honor Society Alpha Epsilon Delta; others represented the Pre-Dental Student Association (PDSA). You can read more about Read more »

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