Perspectives in Biology 2017

For the past 32 years, the Department of Biology has hosted the annual Perspectives in Biology Symposium in early November. This program brings three eminent biologists to Winston-Salem for an intensive and fun series of scholarly presentations for faculty from colleges and universities in the region. The speakers present state of the art information on diverse topics relevant to biology teaching and research. The PIB program is routinely attended by 60-80 biology faculty representing 30-35 institutions from NC, SC, VA, TN and MD, together with Wake Forest University professors and graduate students. So, mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing everyone on November 10-11, 2017. We welcome all new and returning participants!

Featured Speakers for 2017:


Julia Cooper, National Cancer Institute (telomeres!)
Robert Pringle, Princeton University (African savannas and Caribbean islands!)
Adam Summers, Friday Harbor Laboratory, University of Washington (sharks!)

Overview of PIB 2017

The Wake Forest University Department of Biology looks forward to welcoming old friends and making new friends at PIB 2017, November 10 & 11, 2017. You’ll find the same basic schedule as in past years. The Friday afternoon seminar begins at 4 PM. The registration fee is $90 per attendee. We think that offering six seminars, a reception, a banquet, and lunch, PLUS Krispy Kreme for less than a hundred dollars means that we are still one of the best values in science. Look for more information on the speakers soon!