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 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!!!

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

Pre-Registration Advising Hours (and Pizza Party)

Join us on Monday, April 27th at noon in TBL 211 for a pizza lunch and to hear bio faculty give a brief overview of the course they’re teaching next fall.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Reid Pryzant ’15 Named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

Workshop for creating your thesis poster!!!

To help you prepare and present your poster for the thesis poster presentations (on May 8th), the Biology Department will be having a poster design workshop during our normally scheduled seminar time on Friday, April 24 at 1:10pm in TBL...

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