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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Peter Marra, author of “Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer,” told an F&M audience on Sept. 28 that the predatory nature of cats is wrecking the ecosystem.Read More
In a Franklin & Marshall laboratory, Professor of Biology Peter Fields works with rising senior Rachel Clifford, a biology major using a spectrophotometer to measure how long a protein in algae...Read More
A room in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is not where you would expect to find research on the neurological pathways of brain function; however, for a Franklin & Marshall...Read More