Biology at F&M
Biology is an exciting, expanding discipline offering a broad and advancing frontier between the known and the undiscovered.
Through the links on this page, you will be able to explore the majors available to students at F&M who are interested in the biological sciences, as well as learn more about the department’s faculty and our research interests. We are excited to have students work with us in the lab or the field, and we welcome your questions about the department, our curricula, our resources, and our research.
Students pursuing the Neuroscience and the Animal Behavior majors through the BFB program make significant contributions to our collective understanding of the nervous system and behavior through biomedical and non-invasive behavioral research and course work.Read More
Bioinformatics is a new and rapidly-expanding field at the intersection of biology, chemistry, computer science, and applied mathematics. The Bioinformatics program at F&M represents a collaboration between the Biology and Computer Science departments, and students interested in bioinformatics can follow a joint major to attain a degree in the...Read More
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A team of student researchers led by an F&M neuroscience professor and two colleagues from the Clinic for Special Children discovered a link between gene mutations and a rare recessive disorder that...Read More
More than a decade of studying the development of the seeds of the mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana paid off for a Franklin & Marshall College professor when he recently was awarded a three-year, $...Read More
The pain of childbirth was the topic of the annual "Darwin Day" lecture Feb. 13 at the Franklin & Marshall College program on science, technology and society, this year presented by author and Penn...Read More