Welcome to The Biology Department

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...

Sphingolipid gel


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 »

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...

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

Matt Carter Gets Published…4 times!!

Carter ME, Han S, Palmiter RD (2015)  Parabrachial Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Neurons Mediate Conditioned Taste Aversion. Journal of Neuroscience  35(11):4582-4586.

Bonnavion P, Jackson AC, Carter ME, de Lecea L (2015)   Antagonistic interplay between hypocretin and leptin in...

Ben Carone Publishes in the Journal Genes and Development

Biology Department Info Session & Open House

Honors and Summer Research Deadline, January 30th

The deadline to apply to the honors program and/or the summer research program is January 30th.  Information and applications can be found here.

There will be an open house for those students interested in doing a thesis as well as...

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