Department of Biology

Amanda Pierce is the recipient of the Graduate Program in Biology Academic and Professional Achievement Award that includes a check for $1500.  In 2010, Amanda joined the program in Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution in the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. She later joined the lab of Jaap de Roode in 2011. 

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Robert Liu has been named the Winship Distinguished Research Professor for the next three years.

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News and Events


Congratulations to Pat Marsteller who is among nine scientists from Emory University elected by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as 2014 Fellows!

Faculty opening for Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience. 

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Emory is #10 on the list of the best colleges in which to major in Biology!!!

Jaap de Roode and his family helped celebrate President Carter's birthday recently!  

Robert Liu has been named the Winship Distinguished Research Professor for the next three years.  Congratulations, Robert, for this well-earned award!

Astrid Prinz was elected as the new president for the Organization for Computational Neuroscience (  Her 2 year term will start Jan. 1, 2015.  This is an internationally quite visible position – and a lot of work!  Congratulations, Astrid!

Congratulations to Jaap de Roode and Nicole Gerardo who were awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professors!

Arri Eisen won the Emory Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching.  The university's oldest awards for teaching were established in 1972 by alumnus Emory Williams 32C.  Awards in the arts and sciences are determined by a committee of Emory College faculty.  Congratulations, Dr. Eisen!

Change in Biology B.S. Requirements:  Students declaring a Biology B.S. major after the first day of classes, Fall 2014, will be required to take QTM 100 in addition to two Calculus classes.  QTM100 will not be required for the Biology B.A.


Spring 2015 Biology Seminar Series

The seminars & Science Cafe talks will continue to be on Tuesdays every week in Rm. 1052 of O. Wayne Rollins Research Center at 9 a.m.

Science Cafe talks are to have informal discussions on science- and education-related topics over a light breakfast.

Tues. January 13
Nick Parrish, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University and Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Acquired immunity through piRNAs derived from infecting viruses: a eukaryotic CRISPR?
Host: Bruce Levin

Tues., January 20
Andreas Fritz, Emory Biology
Title: A tale of tails and tumors

January 27, February 3, 10, 17
Reserved for Neuro Theorist Faculty Search candidates
Titles: TBA

Tues., February 24
Science Cafe led by Meleah Hickman
Topic: Science and Social Media

Tues., March 3
Science Cafe led by Cassandra Quave
Topic: Revitalization of the Emory Herbarium: Quo Vadis?

Tues., March 10
SPRING BREAK- no seminar

Tues., March 17
Shawn Martin, Emory Career Center
Title: Demystifying the Mysteries: What is PreHealth Mentoring?
Host: Kathy Campbell

Tues., March 24
Brian Gregory, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Global analysis of RNA-protein interactions and RNA secondary structure in eukaryotes
Host: Roger Deal

Tues., March 31
Science Cafe led by TBA
Topic: TBA

Tues., April 7
Wayne Aldridge, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan
Title: Neural Representations of Reward in the Ventral Pallidum
Host: Dieter Jaeger

Tues., April 14
Science Cafe led by Les Real
Topic: The natural history of beauty: pattern and form in art and nature

Tues., April 21 and Wed., April 22
Rhodes Lecture & Undergraduate Research Symposium Keynote Speaker
Sean Carroll, Departments of Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of Madison-Wisconsin
Titles: TBA




Contact and Directions

The Biology Department is located in the O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, 1510 Clifton Road NE, Room 2006, Atlanta, GA 30322. The telephone number is 404-727-6292 (main office).

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