Biology

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Biology affects us all,

from seeking cures for diseases such as cancer and AIDS, to protecting our environment and characterizing the diversity of species with which we share our planet. Studying biology at WestConn will provide you with an opportunity to explore this fascinating science.

Biology Office

SB 220
Dept Secretary:
Lisa Taylor
203-837-8791 or by e-mail.

FAQ

Where do I find the Department Chairperson?

Dr. Patrice Boily
SB 243.
203-837-8569 or
e-mail at boilyp@wcsu.edu.

 

What’s New on the Website

  • Upcoming Events (03-19-19)
  • Dept News (12-06-18)
  • Student Opportunities (03-05-18)
  • Forms – new option sheets (10-23-17)

 

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Communicating Biology Blog
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Upcoming Events

Thursday Seminar Series

Dr. Matthew Kurtz (Wesleyan University) will speak on “Schizophrenia as a Disorder of Cognition: New Treatment Approaches”, Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 pm in SB 125. The event is free and open to the public. For the complete Spring 2019 speaker schedule, go here. (posted 04-01-19)

Climate Change Series
Our annual series on “Climate and Human Civilization” begins Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm in SB 125. The event is free and open to the public. For the complete Spring 2019 speaker schedule, go here.
(posted 03-06-19)

BIO 480 Group Senior Research Summer 2019 
Experience a week-long research project using cell and molecular techniques to study fish physiology in Maine. Contact Dr. Michelle Monette for more information. (posted 03-19-19)

Master’s Degree in Biological Diversity
Our new Master’s degree program is now accepting applications. Go here for more information.  (posted 03-06-19)

Department News

Jenny Kry (Biology ’18) and her faculty advisor, Dr. Joshua Cordeira, have published an article, Binge-eating Behavior in Socially Isolated Female Mice” in the Journal of Young Investigators (JYI), based on her Advanced Sr. Research project. (posted 12-06-18)

Dr. Theodora Pinou and collaborators have published an article in Diatom Research entitled “Craspedostauros alatus sp. nov., a new diatom (Bacillariophyta) species found on museum sea turtle specimens. (posted 11-13-18).

Dr. Neeta Connally and collaborators have published an article in the Journal of Medical Entomology entitled Impact of Wearing and Washing/Drying of Permethrin-Treated Clothing on Their Contact Irritancy and Toxicity for Nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Ticks. (posted 10-16-18)

Dr. Edwin Wong has been awarded the Provost’s Award for Teaching and the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Faculty Member award by the Student Government Association. (posted 09-19-18)

Dr. Rachel Prunier has been awarded the Board of Regents Faculty Research Award for WCSU. Congratulations! (posted 01-20-18)

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Department Announcements

Entomology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its adviser, Dr. Mitch Wagener

Herpetology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its adviser, Dr. Theodora Pinou.

Biology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its adviser, Dr. Ed Wong.