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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 24 tenured or tenure-track professors, 4 teaching professors, 35 graduate students, and approximately 200 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.

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Red Plus Red Equals Green?

by September 13, 2013
Students examining a DNA extraction

The Winston Salem Journal recognized Department of Biology outreach efforts directed by Gloria Muday and Carole Browne engaging WFU undergraduates to become teachers of science classes in the local schools.  WFU students Kathleen Quigley (PhD. candidate) and Ashlyn Whitlock (senior) were also interviewed. Click the link to read the article Read more »

Fahrbach: Developmental Neuroscience

by August 20, 2013
Reynolds Professor of Neuroscience, Susan E. Fahrbach

Susan Fahrbach recently authored a textbook entitled “Developmental Neuroscience: A Concise Introduction.” published by the Princeton University Press. August 2013. Click here to read more about the book: Developmental Neuroscience: A Concise Introduction. Link to Princeton University Press: click here to visit book website.

Diversity Impacts Who and 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 is a Novel E-Learning Tool

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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 Interests 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 »