Meet the Chair

Dr.John Lill

Professor Lill has been teaching and conducting research at GWU since 2002. As a newly promoted Full Professor within the department, he studies the ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions. His research projects focus on developing our understanding of how species interactions structure plant-based arthropod communities and influence herbivore diet breadth. We are very excited to have Dr. Lill as our new Department Chair.

Biology Seminar Series

seminar series

Each Friday during the academic year the department offers a seminar featuring special speakers and visiting scholars. Seminars are held at 3:00 pm in MPA 310.

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Contact Us

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

GW Department of Biological Sciences

The department educates students in a variety of disciplines ranging from Cellular and Molecular Biology to Systematics, Evolution and Ecology. Our faculty consists of world renowned researchers from all across the country and all over the world. There are research opportunities available for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. This groundbreaking research is conducted in our research facilities including Bell Hall and the recently constructed Science and Engineering Hall. In addition, the department has maintained a strong relationship with the Smithsonian Institution with whom we have been conducting research for over 100 years. The research that our department conducts is regularly showcased at our weekly Seminar Series along with our annual Harlan Poster Session. Some of our additional facilities include the Wilbur V. Harlan Greenhouse, located on the rooftop of the Science and Engineering Hall which regularly hosts open greenhouse hours and plant sales.

Degree Programs

 The Department of Biological Sciences offers the following degree programs:

Courses and ongoing research programs are focused in:

In addition, the department is now offering the new interdisciplinary major: Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

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