Welcome to Biology

  • History of Biology

    These were the members of the Biology faculty in 1962, the year that Prof. Neale was a GU freshman.

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  • Pedagogy & Learning Goals

    The art and science of teaching is embraced by the Biology faculty.

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  • Awards from the Department of Biology

    Awards are given for academic achievement and research excellence.

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  • Contact Us

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

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  • Newsletters

    Alumni and friends of the Department can access the newsletters here.

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Letter from the Chair

The faculty of the Department of Biology have embraced the motto of Georgetown University, 'A Student-Centered Research University', by providing an environment rich in research experiences for both graduate and undergraduate students.

This is an exciting time for the sciences at Georgetown University. The New Science Center, named Regents Hall, was opened and the science departments moved in during the Summer of 2012. Regents Hall now houses all of the Biology faculty formerly in the Reiss Science Building, and provides enhanced opportunities for collaborative research and teaching. Regents Hall will also permit faculty growth in all the science programs at Georgetown.

In addition to having enjoyed two years now in the new Regents Hall space, the department is excited to add Prof. Thomas Coate, Erica Gerace, and Tagide deCarvalho as faculty members to the department. Tom has just joined the department after serving as a Research (Postdoctoral) Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, in the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). He adds an exciting new dimension to our neurobiological research via study of the inner ear. Erica will be the director for the Genetics and Biochemistry laboratories, and Tagide will direct the Physiology course and laboratories for Cell and Developmental Biology.

Research in Biology is supported by grants from federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Defense, as well as by private foundations including the National Geographic Society and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Last year the department received over $4 million in research support, continuing to accelerate its receipt of such awards.

Steven Singer

You can learn more about our fantastic faculty and their research, our graduate and undergraduate programs offering B.S. degrees in Biology, Environmental Biology, Neurobiology and the Biology of Global Health on these pages of our web site, or by contacting us.

-Steven Singer

Chair of the Department of Biology