Welcome to The Biology Department

Biology Department Faculty Spring 2015

Back Row: David Smith, Alex Engel, Janis Bravo, Audrey Werner, Hank Art, Deb Rogers-Gillig, Heather Williams, Claire Ting, Rob Savage, Steve Swoap, Manuel Morales....

Experimental Biology 2013 Conference

Christine Schindler '13, Uttara Partap '13, and Becca Maher '13 won the David Bruce Award at the American Physiological Society's Experimental Biology 2013 Conference!! More »

Experimental Biology Conference 2015

Maria Vicent Allende '17 presents her research at the Experimental Biology Conference in Boston where she was a top undergraduate abstract awardee. Congratulations Maria!!!


Fluorescent image of the substantia nigra, a brain region that regulates movement.

Fluorescent image of the substantia nigra, a brain region that regulates movement. Neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine are stained green; neurons that project...

Williams Summer Science Program (video)

Watch this short video about our Summer Science Program here at Williams! More »

Sphingolipid gel

Dartmouth Life Science Symposium 2014

Dartmouth LIfe Science Symposium entitled Look and Learn: How Microbes Teach Us About Cell Biology on Oct. 14, 2014. The students are: (L to...

The scope of our interests is broad, extending from molecular biology and biochemistry through cell biology, physiology, neurobiology and behavior, to evolutionary biology and ecology. In the classroom and the laboratory, our students experience the excitement of exploring what’s known and, more importantly, the questions that remain in these dynamic disciplines.  Within the context of the Williams College liberal arts experience, the Biology curriculum creates a potent intellectual mix that equips our majors for success in many different areas after graduation.

News & Announcements

Commencement 2015

The Biology Department invites all seniors and their families and friends to a commencement breakfast at 8:00am on commencement morning.

Thesis Students: Poster Presentation Guidelines

Annual Biology & Chemistry Picnic

If you are a bio or chem student, join us Friday, May 15th at 3:30pm in the quad.  Games, food and beer!!!

Steve Swoap on NPR!!

Listen to an interview with Professor Steve Swoap on NPR on hibernation in the mammalian world.

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