Department of Biology
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The Georgetown Biology Experience

Our biology programs go beyond education in the biological sciences, challenging students to engage with research, societal impact, and themes of inclusion and accessibility.

About Us

Open Faculty Position

We are seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Microbiology!

Broaden your perspective

In the Department of Biology, you will learn within an interdisciplinary community of researchers, faculty, and students from countries around the world. You’ll engage with different backgrounds, perspectives, and approaches to science.

Make a meaningful impact

Our courses will prepare you for a wide range of careers in medicine, research, healthcare, business, education, and policy. Whether applying to medical school or working for the government, our graduates have a deep understanding of biology and the major problems that biologists are working to solve.

Thrive Beyond the Classroom

Our program provides an opportunity to delve deeply into a research project over the course of a year. Other than classrooms, research projects can be performed in: the laboratory, in the field, on computers, or in conjunction with an internship.

Guidance related to COVID-19

The Department of Biology would like to wish you all health and safety during this challenging time.

COVID-19 Resources

Our Academic Ethos

Our programs are designed to provide the finest education in biological principles and their application.

Our Pedagogy & Learning Goals

Our Programs

Our Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate program offers students the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for futures in professional settings and/or serve them as citizens and caretakers of life on earth.

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Our PhD Program

Our graduate program provides students of diverse backgrounds with the opportunity to intensely engage in research in the biological sciences and contribute to the broader scientific community.

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Explore Your Interests

Our seminar series has been a token of dedication from faculty and guest speakers that can enrich and can help inspire future biologists.

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Discover Georgetown’s Biology

Our History

Georgetown’s Biology program dates back to the first half of the 20th century.

Learn More About Our History

Our Publications

Our programs are designed to provide the finest education in biological principles and their application.

Publications

Our Dissertations

Explore and examine the breadth of hard work of our students in becoming experts in their careers.

Dissertation Defense

Upcoming Dissertations

Check out our upcoming dissertations defenses that will occur later this year.

Biology News

News Archive

News Story

Georgetown Bio doctoral alumna Dr. Niteace Whittington becomes a health science policy analyst!

Dr. Niteace Whittington, a Georgetown Bio Ph.D. graduate, has now shifted her focus from researching neural development to science policy! After graduating from Temple University with a BS in…

November 17, 2022

News Story

Isabella Turilli, a researcher in the Bansal Lab, wins the 2023 Rhodes Scholarship!

This week, a member of the GU Biology research community received one of the world’s most prestigious scholarships! Inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic to begin a career in global health policy,…

November 13, 2022

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News Story

Viral Emergence Research Initiative (Verena) receives $12.5 million from the NSF to study viral emergence!

In an era dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the more recent monkeypox epidemic, understanding how, where, and when new viruses emerge is essential to global health and security. Viral emergence…

September 6, 2022