Welcome to The Biology Department

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.


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If you have questions about study abroad, Whitehead, Graduate School, WSP 99’s, BIOL 101, BIOL 22, Summer Research or placement exams, contact one of our advisors who are happy to help.

News & Announcements

Honors and Summer Research Open House

The deadline to apply to the honors program and/or the summer research program is February 9th.  Information and applications can be found here.  There will be an open house and information session for those students interested in doing a thesis...

Faculty Publications

Pre-Registration Faculty Advising

Registration for Spring semester begins October 30 and runs through November 6. Click to see biology faculty advising hours.

Assistant Professor Damian Turner in American Journal of Physiology

Yocum GT, Turner DL, Danielsson J., Barajas MB, Zhang Y, Xu D, Harrison NL, Homanic GE, Farber DL, and Emala CW. 2017. GABAA receptor α4- subunit knockout enhances lung inflammation and airway reactivity in a murine asthma model. American Journal of Physiology Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology 313:L406-L415.
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