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

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  • People


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

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  • research


    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

    Undergraduate Programs

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

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  • Grad students

    Grad students

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

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  • Courses


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

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  • Affiliated Programs

    Affiliated Programs

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

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  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    The Departmental office is in Reiss Science; faculty offices and labs are in Regents Hall.

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Featured Story

In Memory of George Chapman, Ph.D. (1925-2016): Scientist, Academic, and Student Mentor

 George Chapman was born on June 10, 1925 and entered the United States navy after graduating from high school. He served in the Pacific during World War II, and afterward, went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree, M.A. and Ph.D. During his doctoral studies, he became the first to observe the structure of the inside of bacteria. Chapman’s journey continued at Georgetown, where he was appointed Chairman of the Biology department. He successfully created a Ph.D. program and spent countless hours teaching and mentoring undergraduates, all while publishing over 100 articles on cells. He continued to work and inspire undergraduates with the beauty of cell structure until he was 91. The Biology department keeps his great work, knowledge, and personal engagements in fond memory.      

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