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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 in the U.S. “for Biology General – Overall Best” and 8th in the U.S. “for a Major in Biology”


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Congratulations!

by May 15, 2016
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The Wake Forest Department of Biology was well represented at the 2016 Hooding Ceremony of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences held in Wait Chapel on Saturday, May 14. Congratulations to new Ph.D.s Daniel Griffith, Monica Jenks, Kyle Luth, Ben Perlman, and Ashton Trawinski. Warren Boger, Albert Kim, and Read more »

Graduating Biology Majors Recognized in Senior Profiles

by May 13, 2016
Tanner DeBellis

The Department of Biology is very proud that two of our 2016 graduates have been recognized by inclusion in the 2016 Wake Forest University senior profiles. Congratulations to Tracey Pu and Tanner DeBellis. Tracey will graduate with majors in Biology and Art and a minor in Chemistry; she is planning Read more »

Biology Major Wins Second Research Award

by May 11, 2016
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  Congratulations to graduating senior Taylor Ibelli, a biology major, who has been awarded her second New Investigator Award by the Society for Thermal Medicine (STM). The award included a travel grant to attend the 2016 International Congress of Hyperthermic Oncology (ICHO) which was held in April in New Orleans, Read more »

Honors and Awards 2016

by May 9, 2016
'2016 Honors Graduates: Pu, Sanda, DiNapoli, Quirk, Henderson, Fishman

Honors and Awards, Department of Biology 2016 The Department of Biology is proud to announce the award winners for 2016.  Honors graduates have not only distinguished themselves academically, but in important research endeavors and outreach. This year, our graduates with Honors in Biology are Emily Felvey, Tracey Pu, Greg Sanda, Read more »

BBC features Nick Dowdy’s work

by April 21, 2016
An "explosive" defensive behavior as recorded by Nick Dowdy, WFU Ph.D. Candidate

The BBC recently featured Ph.D. candidate Nick Dowdy‘s work on moths in Central America.  He has some very interesting scientific findings on the unique defensive behavior of a particular Ecuadorian moth.  When threatened, it “uses an explosion of a sticky, wool-like material to defend itself.”  This has never been seen before in Read more »

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