The Department of Biology at Wake Forest University is a diverse team of scientists, teachers, graduate students and undergraduates who investigate the processes of life at all levels, from the biosphere to the molecule. We are a full-spectrum biology department, and we value our collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere. The department currently comprises 25 professors, 35 graduate students, and approximately 220 undergraduate Biology majors. Many additional students take our courses! Research is as central to our mission as teaching, with almost all majors joining faculty and graduate students outside of the classroom to study in our laboratories and at our field sites. Much of our research is supported by competitive grants, permitting ambitious approaches that prepare students for careers in research, the health professions, conservation, teaching, public policy, biotech, bioinformatics, and numerous other areas including bio-inspired entrepreneurship.

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Undergraduate Research Day Highlights WFU Biology Students and Their Mentors

by October 13, 2016
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The 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Day held at Wake Forest on Friday, October 7, 2016, featured so many presentations by Biology majors and other students working on projects in Biology labs that it is hard to be certain that the list is complete! Congratulations to all students who participated in Read more »

PIB 32 is Coming!

by September 30, 2016
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The 32nd annual Perspectives in Biology Symposium (PIB 32) is scheduled for November 4-5, 2016. The invited speakers are Professor Stuart Pimm of Duke University, Professor Michelle Barton of the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Professor Franz Goller of the University of Utah. This stellar line-up will offer Read more »

Molecular Biology Search 2016

by September 13, 2016
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The Department of Biology at Wake Forest University seeks a new tenure-track faculty member who asks basic biological questions at the molecular and cellular level(s). The WFU HR job search number is 2372-141. This position is part of a university-funded initiative to develop Wake Downtown, a newly renovated state of Read more »

Job Searches Fall 2016

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The Department of Biology and The Department of Chemistry are searching for applicants for Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology (faculty), Assistant Director of Microscopy (staff), Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry (faculty), and Lab Manager (staff).  If you are interested, please visit the specific pages listed below for more information. Read more »

Welcome to Our Newest Professor

by August 31, 2016
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Assistant Professor James Pease is the newest faculty member in the Department of Biology!  He will teach genetics, bioinformatics, genomics, and his research is in the area of computational evolutionary biology. Pease received his Ph.D. from Indiana University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan before joining Read more »