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The Department of Biology at Wake Forest is a diverse team of scientists and students investigating the processes of life at all levels. While many other research universities contain specialized and isolated departments based on biological sub-disciplines, we value the interdisciplinary atmosphere and advances that a full-spectrum department promotes.  The full-time faculty currently stands at 22 professors, and the student body includes 35 Master’s and Ph.D. students and approximately 200 undergraduate Biology majors.  Research is central to our mission, with almost all majors joining faculty and graduate students outside of class in our laboratories and field sites.  Much of our research is supported by federal grants, permitting ambitious approaches that prepare graduate and undergraduate students for careers in academics, medicine, biotech, and other areas.

From our Chairperson

Weigl: renaissance man of Biology

by September 5, 2010
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Renaissance man Pete Weigl of biology becomes the first in his department to retire in 20 years. An article recently published by David Fyten of the  Office of Creative Services highlights the career of Peter D. Weigl. As an ecologist, Weigl has conducted research at and taken student and travel Read more »

Nature’s ‘trick or treat’

by October 24, 2009
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Windows on Wake Forest published an article about PhD. candidate Aaron Corcoran and Professor William Conner entitled, “Nature’s Trick or Treat” In the ongoing evolutionary battle between bats and moths, a species of tiger moth plays a trick with sound to avoid becoming a bat’s tasty treat, according to new Read more »

Dimock receives Meritorious Teaching Award

by October 25, 2008
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Professor of Biology Ronald V. Dimock Jr. recently received the Meritorious Teaching Award from the Association of Southeastern Biologists. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the training of graduate and undergraduate biology students and is the association’s most prestigious award. Candidates must be nominated by former students. Dimock, Thurman D. Read more »

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