Regents HallWelcome to the Department of Biology

Our renowned faculty has diverse research interests, including molecular, developmental, cell, ecological and evolutionary biology. Interdisciplinary by nature, we are housed amongst members of the Chemistry and Physics department in Regents Hall, a beautiful, state of the art science facility that opened in 2012.

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  • Prof. Elmendorf  helps out
    Biology department plays a role in supporting the first-generation success

    "Biology professor Heidi Elmendorf reviews an assignment in the lab during the Community Scholars Program's five-week summer orientation. Elmendorf leads the Regents Science Scholars Program, which is designed for first-generation college students interested in the sciences."

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    Biology professors land more than $10 million in grants

    " The Georgetown College Department of Biology has enjoyed a successful summer: 10 professors in the department have received research grants totaling more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and private foundations."

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    NSF Awards go to Grad Students Researching Cancer, Cognition, Salt Marshes

    Georgetown student Jewel Lipps, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in biology and three other Georgetown Ph.D. candidates in psychology, biology, and tumor biology have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their potential to become lifelong leaders and contributors to scientific innovation and teaching.

  • Dolphins
    Georgetown Researchers provide Fresh Insights into the Evolution of Menopause in Long-Lived Mammals

    In a new study of bottlenose dolphins, biology Ph.D. candidates, post-docs, and professor Janet Mann found that, even though survival of offspring decreases as mothers age, the older mothers invest significantly longer (through nursing) in their final offspring than for their earlier progeny.