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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.

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).

Proposals funded: T. Michael Anderson

by March 11, 2012
T. Michael Anderson

Congratulations to T. Michael Anderson, Assistant Professor of Biology, whose proposal entitled “Collaborative Research:  Mechanisms of tree recruitment limitation across a savanna soil moisture availability gradient” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Proposals funded: David Anderson

by March 6, 2012
David J. Anderson, Professor of Biology

Congratulations to Dave Anderson, professor of biology, whose proposal entitled “LTREB: Evolutionary Ecology of Seabird Reproductive Life Histories (DEB 0842199)” has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Proposals funded: William Smith

by January 25, 2012
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Congratulations to William K. Smith, professor of biology and Charles H. Babcock chair of botany, whose proposal entitled “CBIN: A Research Network for Sustaining Barrier Island Ecosystems in a Changing Gobal Environment” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Jumping Fish

by October 10, 2011
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Associate Professor of Biology Miriam Ashley-Ross is on a team of researchers who discovered several species of fish can flip in the air to move more than 10 times their body length in one leap from the ground. The study appears in the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A. “The findings are Read more »