Welcome to The Biology Department

Williams Summer Science Program (video)

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View of Science Quad from Hopkins

Sphingolipid gel

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...

Banta Lab Competing at Annual Mini Golf

Angel Fish with new eggs


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

Tenure Track Cell and Molecular Biologist/Biochemist Position

The Biology Department at Williams College, a premier liberal arts college with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2016. We are especially interested...

Associate Professor Luana Maroja publishes in G3

Characterizing the extent of genomic differentiation between recently diverged lineages provides an important context for understanding the early stages of speciation. When such lineages form discrete hybrid zones, patterns of differential introgression allow direct estimates of which genome regions are...

Announcing the 2015-16 Colloquium Schedule!!

Students Publish in the American Journal of Physiology

Group Housing and Nest Building Only Slightly Ameliorate the Cold Stress of Typical Housing in in Female C57BL/6J Mice
Rebecca L Maher , Shayna M Barbash , Daniel V Lynch , Steven John Swoap
American Journal of Physiology...

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