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Our Chair, Dr. Rob Donaldson, Set to Retire

Our department chair, Dr. Donaldson will be retiring from GW in May 2018 after 41 years of service.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. John Lill will succeed Dr. Donaldson as our new chair in June 2018.


Biology Seminars

Each Friday during the academic year the department offers a seminar featuring special speakers and visiting scholars. Seminars are held at 3:15 pm in SEH B1220.

Contact People

To contact specific faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs, please visit our People pages!

About the Department

Degree programs in the Department of Biological Sciences are offered at the BA, BS, MS, and PhD levels. Courses and ongoing research programs are focused in:

In addition to research facilities in Bell Hall and Science and Engineering Hall, many of our faculty and students conduct research in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution. 


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