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Sent exclusively to alumni, the Department of Biological Sciences' newsletter features alumni and department updates, as well as event information. If you are one of our alumni, update your contact information with the GW Office of Alumni Relations to start receiving this and other exclusive alumni benefits. And don’t forget to send an email to the department with your life updates for future newsletters.

Latest Issues: 20222021, Fall 2019Spring 2019, 2018 (PDF)


Seminar Series

Join us on Friday afternoons to hear from local speakers and visiting scholars. Seminars are held at 3 p.m. in room B07 at the School of Media and Public Affairs building unless otherwise specified.

December 2nd: Internal Seminars with speakers Shreya Prapneja, Christina Pavloudi, and Jennifer Brennan. Topics: Lung & Bronchus Cancer, the Deadliest Cancer in the World, and the Importance of Lung Cancer Screening; Targeted cultivation of novel microbial lineages from steam vent biofilms of Hawaii; Pachycephalosaurian Dinosaurs: a new look at systematics and their anatomy. 

December 9th: Internal Seminars with speakers Ian Wilenzik, Awanti Shastri, and Allyson Evans. Topics: Northern Pangaean origin and early Laurasian regionalization by crown Squamata; Effects of climate change on social insect behavior; A novel form of extreme jaw protrusion in the hingemouth, Phractolaemus ansorgii.

News from the Biology Department

f14-cat-eyed-snake-dlr Making Hiss-tory: How Snakes Scaled Evolutionary HeightsA study by Biology Professor Alexander Pyron reveals that from losing legs to stretching skulls, snakes evolved faster and with more variety than other species.
grackle_eating_a_cicadaimg The Cicada Cycle: How the Buzzing Bugs Alter Forest Food ChainsNew research by GW biologists reveals that even after cicada emergences subside, the insect invasion continues to eat away at ecosystems.

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