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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.

WFU Biology ranked 5th Nationwide by USA Today for Best Bachelor’s Programs and Ranked 5th for Overall for Biology Major


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Nature’s Trick or Treat

by October 24, 2009
Aaron Corcoran

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 from the Association of Southeastern Biologists

by October 25, 2008

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 »