Welcome to The Biology Department

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Angel Fish with new eggs

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 »
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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 Immunologist Position

Joan Edwards Publishes in Current Biology

3 Williams Grads published in the American Journal of Physiology

Lois Banta Publishes in PLoS One

16S rRNA Gene Survey of Microbial Communities in Winogradsky Columns.
Rundell EA, Banta LM, Ward DV, Watts CD, Birren B, Esteban DJ.
A Winogradsky column is a clear glass or plastic column filled with enriched sediment. Over time, microbial communities in the sediment...

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