bio_vertThe 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

Erica Chang ’18 and Katie Swoap ’17 won honorable mention in the best undergraduate poster competition at the 100th Western Society of Naturalists meeting

Erica Chang and Katie Swoap won honorable mention in the best undergraduate poster competition at the 100th Western Society of Naturalists meeting in Monterey, CA, November 10-13, 2016.  Their poster was titled “Fluctuating temperatures and thermal stress in mussels: time-dependent...

Professor Tim Lebestky published in G3

A Genetic Screen to Assess Dopamine Receptor (DopR1) Dependent Sleep Regulation in Drosophila

A look at Matt Carter’s lab and undergraduate research at Williams

Assistant professor of biology Matt Carter talks about summer science research opportunities at Williams involving undergraduate students learning to use optogenetics. Produced for the Office of Communications by Ariana Ross '17

Pat Joslin ’14, Becca Bell ’15 and Professor Steve Swoap published a new article in the Journal of Animal Physiology and Nutrition

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