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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.

Aaron Corcoran featured by National Geographic

by June 15, 2012
Aaron Corcoran

Aaron Corcoran’s research on sonar jamming moths is featured in the new National Geographic Special “Untamed Americas”. The footage is featured in the episode on Deserts. It is airing Saturday, June 16, 9pm EST. Link to the show page: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/untamed-americas/ Mexican Free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) migrate up to 1,000 miles (1609 Read more »

Meet Miles Silman

by June 7, 2012
Miles Silman, Ran and Frank Bell Jr. Faculty Fellow

Biology Professor, Miles Silman is the Director of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability.  The WFU News Center recently posted a faculty profile on his exciting work and ongoing involvement in studying climate change, sustainability, tropical conservation, and the environment. As a conservation biologist, Miles Silman has been a Read more »

Conner receives NSF funding

by June 6, 2012
William E. Conner

Congratulations to William E. Conner, professor of Biology, whose proposal entitled “Acoustic Aposematism, Mimicry, and Sonar Jamming in the Bat-Moth Arms Race” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Perspectives in Biology Symposium 2012

by May 11, 2012
photo of Robert S. Bridges

The Department of Biology is pleased to announce the roster of speakers for the 28th Annual Perspectives in Biology symposium on November 9 and 10, 2012. We look forward to seeing you there!  Our Featured Speakers are Terry Hazen, Kiisa Nishikawa, and Robert Bridges. The PIB Symposium program brings three Read more »

Proposals funded: Muday

by March 18, 2012
Gloria Muday, Professor of Biology

Congratulations to Gloria K. Muday, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “Arabidopsis 2010 Project Collaborative Research: Modeling Biological Networks in Arabidopsis through Integration of Genomic, Proteomic, and Metabolomic Data” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).