Welcome to The Biology Department

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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

Boston University’s Pam Templer, PhD to speak on Friday, Sept 30

The Biology Department welcomes Professor Pam Templer, PhD to speak about “Imagining Future Forests Through Climate Change Experiments” 

New Major Requirements for Biology

Williams-Led Research Team Awarded $1.6M Grant to Study the Impact of Ecological and Evolutionary Changes on Species Coexistence

Students in Professor Carter’s lab publish in Journal of Neuroscience

To maintain energy homeostasis, orexigenic (appetite-inducing) and anorexigenic (appetite suppressing) brain systems functionally interact to regulate food intake. Within the hypothalamus, neurons that express agouti-related protein (AgRP) sense orexigenic factors and orchestrate an increase in food-seeking behavior.
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