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    About Biology

    The Department of Biology is located in Regents Hall, Reiss Science Building, and labs on Observatory Hill.

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    We are a community of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and administrative staff.

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    We investigate the behavior of organisms, cells and molecules in the laboratory and field, and by using modeling and computational approaches.

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    Undergraduate Programs

    The Department of Biology offers four majors and a minor for undergraduate study.

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    Graduate Program

    The graduate experience includes cutting-edge research, learning how to teach, and opportunities for mentoring.

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    The Department of Biology offers many classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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    Affiliated Programs

    The Department of Biology is associated with other programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Biology in the News

Sarah Waye Undergraduate Sarah Waye (C '15) recently received a Goldwater Scholarship.  She is a neurobiology major and wants to both teach and conduct research in the future.  Building on the research she has done in Christopher Albanese’s lab, Waye is looking ahead to doctoral programs in stem cell and regenerative biology.

Discovering a Career in Science

Undergraduate researcher Denver Burton Neuroscientists at Georgetown investigate how communication occurs between cells of the brain.  Understanding this could help us understand neurological disorders.  This research, led by Prof. Maria Donoghue of the Department of Biology, was conducted by graduate and undergraduate students and is a collaboration project with Prof. Stefano Vicini of the School of Medicine. 

Talking Neurons

Sarah Kids2College Biology faculty member Sarah Miller talked with 6-grade students about careers in biology and the importance of asking questions.  This was a part of the day-long college immersion experience (a shadow day) that concluded a 6-week long focus on college. 

Kids2College Shadow Day

Wimp award Congratulations to Professor Gina Wimp, who was one of three recipients of the 2013 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Wimp received her award at this year's annual Georgetown College Faculty Convocation, held on January 23rd.

Excellence in Teaching    
Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching

ONeill Junior Environmental Biology and Anthropology major Alex O'Neill was recently featured in an article from Georgetown College News regarding the year he is currently spending abroad in Nepal, studying the Nepali language and conducting independent research on parasitic plants. Funded by a Boren scholarship, O'Neill is combining his interests in medicine and ecology by specifically studying the uses, perceptions, and management of medicinal plants.

Hunting Plants in Nepal



Biology in the News Archive

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