About the Department
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.
Department of Biological Sciences
Saving the Bay, One Oyster at a Time
GW Undergraduate Researcher Finds Balance with Laboratory Work and Karate
Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Dr. Patricia Hernandez
In Hunt for Zika Vaccine, Tiny Fruit Fly may be Missing Link
New Research Grants Propel Columbian College Discoveries
Meet the Chair, Rob Donaldson
Biology Faculty Featured in the CCAS Newsletter!
Seminar Schedule Now Posted
From "Oyster Alley" in Bell Hall to the 200-mile estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay, Columbian College students are on a mission to save one of the world's most important waterways.
The Iraqi senior contributes to research that aims to cure conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and uncover the mysteries of infertility.
Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Dr. Patricia Hernandez
In an SEH biology laboratory, Ioannis Eleftherianos and a team of student researchers are putting the common fruit fly under the microscope in a global race against time to find a Zika virus vaccine.
From a search for malaria and tuberculosis treatments to advances in nuclear physics and mathematical knot theory, it has been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College. Faculty and student researchers have charted pulsars, uncovered fossils and investigated Arctic climate change.
As the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, Rob Donaldson has a lot of responsibilities.
Every semester, the Department of Biological Sciences hosts speakers from all over the world, as well as speakers from our very own department for our Departmental Friday Seminar Series.