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.

Research Programs & Organizations

Students from the Doebel Lab explain their research to President Knapp | Photo from GWToday

The GW Department of Biological Sciences aims to provide students with hands on research experience that leaves them uniquely prepared to solve the scientific questions facing the world in the 21st century. GW Biology Students have the opportunity to carry out research in the laboratories of world-class faculty, travel to conferences, and publish and present their findings. Our proximity to the Smithsonian Institution, National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation provide additional research opportunities for students. 

Harlan Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate biology majors may participate in a summer research program at GW thanks to the generous donation of Wilbur V. Harlan. The Wilbur V. Harlan Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who have completed their first year, sophomore, or junior years at GW.  These competitive scholarships offer a summer research experience working with a GW biology faculty member on a specialized research topic for 14 weeks (mid-May to August). Students have chosen topics in ecology, evolution and systematics, cellular and molecular biology, and bioinformatics.


Scholars in the Quantitative & Natural Sciences (SQNS)

The SQNS program is for entering freshmen who are interested in the sciences and have some high school background in science and math. The program provides unique opportunities for students interested in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, or statistics who wish to engage in an interdisciplinary curricular experience.


Undergraduate Organizations

Many departmental majors are active in the Premedical Society of the George Washington University. In addition, the Department sponsors the Biology Club, which is a professional and social organization open to students of the Department. For further information on the Biology Club contact the Department office.


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