Lab start dates for Spring 2020
COURSE # Course Title Week of
BIOS 1100 Biological Sciences Laboratory Jan 13
BIOS 1610 Molecular and Cellular Biology Jan 13
BIOS 1620 Ecology and Evolution Jan 13
BIOS 1910 Intro to Human Biology and Anatomy Jan 06
BIOS 2110 Human Anatomy Jan 13
BIOS 2320 Microbio and Infect Diseases Jan 13
BIOS 2400 Human Physiology Jan 20
BIOS 2500 General Genetics Jan 06
BIOS 3120 Microbiology Jan 09
BIOS 3190 Plant Physiology Jan 07
BIOS 3500 Human Physiology Major Jan 13
BIOS 5260 Molecular Biology Lab Jan 07
2019 Biological Sciences Newsletter is available.
Spring 2020 Seminar Series schedule
Dr. Joseph Engemann passes away.
Western Michigan University embraces collaboration and leverages resources to offer academic programs that are responsive to the needs of all students and society. In the Department of Biological Sciences undergraduates, graduate students and faculty collaborate on real-world applications through laboratory research, publications and fieldwork. Here is the Biological Sciences information from the 2018-19 Post-graduate Activity Report. The full report can be found here.
Explore the world of biology through our seminar series each semester. The seminars are presentations of current biological research by current WMU faculty or faculty from other universities.
- NSF awards Dr. Erika Calvo-Ochoa grant to study brain injury and regeneration
Congratulations to our students for a great turnout at the Michigan Branch American Society for Microbiology spring meeting. Awards received:
- Best oral presentation award: Tetiana Petrachkova
Undergraduate research opportunities
Set on 661 acres in Southwest Michigan, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute provides visitors with an exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, marshes, streams, lakes and prairies, and more than seven miles of nature trails. The institute is open to the public year-round, free of charge.
Get a glimpse of the biological sciences program
Nicole Carpp talks about life in the biological sciences program. View this two-minute video to get a glimpse of this program.
Presentation opportunities for students
Students have the opportunity to attend conferences and present their research.
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