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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

Diversity impacts who, what we teach

by May 9, 2013
Professor of Biology Herman Eure (left) and Randolph Childress, assistant men's basketball coach

Diversity impacts who, what we teach Professor Herman Eure (Ph.D ’74) reflects on advances over last 39 years. By HERMAN EURE (PH.D ’74) Wake Forest Magazine Guest Contributor Our diverse faculty and student body have impacted who we teach, how we teach, where we teach, what we teach, and what Read more »

BioBook to bring new generation of e-learning

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Daniel Johnson, creator of Biobook

BioBook to bring new generation of e-learning Wake Forest and Forsyth Tech work to bring novel e-learning tool to Biology 101 By WILL FERGUSON Office of Communications and External Relations BioBook is an electronic learning tool that offers content in an unconventional way. Unlike the thick and convoluted textbook of Read more »

Twins combine interest in science, art

by April 29, 2013
Twins - Jessica and Tiffany Blackburn are Biology majors and assist with development of BioBook project

Twins combine interest in science, art By KASHA PATEL (’12), INTERN Office of Communications and External Relations The Blackburn twins are playing an integral role in the ongoing development of BioBook, an interactive biology e-textbook designed to improve persistence and success in college-level science courses created by an interdisciplinary research Read more »

“Bee” impressed

by April 4, 2013
Prof. Susan Fahrbach in lab with David Hale

Bee impressed at ACC Meeting of the Minds Wake Forest to showcase innovative student research from across the ACC – By WILL FERGUSON Office of Communications and External Relations You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this might not be the case for a honeybee. Just ask David Hale Read more »

Update: Grimberg 2012 TEDx lecture

by January 28, 2013
Dr. Brian Grimberg (2004), photo credit TEDxCLE

From TED “Ideas Worth Spreading – riveting talks by remarkable people” [link] Our own PhD. Biology graduate Brian Grimberg, now Assistant Professor of International Health at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, gave one of the 2012 TEDxCLE talks entitled “Buzzkill: How Malaria Has, and Is, Changing The World We Read more »