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.
Biochemical Principles of Life at the Molecular Level Capstone Project - Poster Presentation
From Molecules to Patients: A Biochemical Understanding of Human Disease
Poster Presentation by students in Biolchemistry 330
Wednesday December 12, 2018 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
Science Center Living Room
Refreshments will be served.
Summer Research Opportunities
Professor Jeeyon Jeong Receives National Science Foundation Grant
This summer, the National Science Foundation awarded Jeong a three-year, $462,395 grant to support her experiments on “iron homeostasis,” or how molecular iron is stored and transported within plant cells. Currently, more than 30 percent of the world’s population suffers from iron deficiency and relies on plant-based diets that are iron-poor. One answer to this problem is biofortification, or breeding more robust crops that have more of the nutrients that humans need. Read More
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:
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