We offer courses for students with career interests in biology, and for students who are not majoring in science but who wish to study modern biology as part of a liberal arts education.
Why I Science: Interview with Biology Graduate
Amherst College Biology graduate Annie Apffel '17, who now works at the Broad Institute in Boston, was interviewed recently about her new position and experiences in science. A link to the interview appears below:
Summer Research Opportunities!
Interested in Summer Research in the biological sciences? Click the link below for a listing of several opportunities.
Gerald R. Fink '62 Bioscience Symposium 2018
Amherst Leads: Health Care Policy, Careers, and Science
The Gerald R. Fink ’62 Bioscience Symposium for 2018 will be held on January 25 in the Cole Assembly
Room of Converse Hall. This is the tenth annual symposium and is sponsored by the Amherst College Class
Purdy Lab: Honors Students Present at 2017 American Society for Microbiology Conference
Biology Honors thesis student Sarah Nessen '18 in the Purdy lab presented the sole talk by an undergraduate student, and BCBP Honors thesis student Itai Muzhingi '18 won an award for his poster presentation.
Purdy Lab: Biology Senior Honors Student Sarah Nessen wins a travel grant from the American Society for Microbiology
Sarah Nessen ’18, a senior at Amherst double-majoring in Biology and French while pursuing an honors thesis in the Purdy lab, has won a $500 travel grant from the American Society for Microbiology to present a talk on her senior thesis work at the ASM Conference on Vibrio: The Biology of Vibrios in November 2017.
Miller/Levin Lab Presents Work at Botany 2017
Kim Greenberg ’17, Veronica Voronina '17 & Amanda Patsis '17, traveled to the annual Botanical Society of America meeting in Texas with Profs. Jill Miller & Rachel Levin . Each presented results following from their honors research.
Jeong Lab at Plant Biology 2017
Professor Jeeyon Jeong and two students, Madeline Clyne '18 and Aleks Merkovich '17, traveled to Honolulu for Plant Biology 2017, the annual conference of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).
Research News: Goutte Lab
In June, Kenny Kim (Biology’17) presented a poster at the International C. elegans Genetics Society Conference at UCLA, with 2000 attendees.
Plant Form, Function, and Diversity
Explore the vast range of plant diversity, form and function, and anatomy, and conduct genetic, biochemical and physiological studies in laboratory work.
Biochemical Principles of Life at the Molecular Level
Consider the detailed balance sheet that shows how living things harvest energy from their environment to fuel metabolic processes, reproduce and grow.
Molecular and Cellular Biophysics
Study bio-molecules, cellular substructures, and control mechanisms that work effectively in the microscopic world, and explore new technologies, such as atomic force and single molecule microscopy.
Biology Prizes & Awards
Each year we award a number of prizes to students. We solicit proposals every April.
Fungal Model to Shed New Light on Human DNA
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Professor Michael Hood a $444,651 grant to investigate the problem of chromosome degeneration.Read more