Biological Sciences Tutoring
The Department of Biological Sciences will have tutors available for spring semester. They will be stationed at the Biological Sciences front desk 3425 Wood Hall.
Times and dates are:
Joshua Paris—Monday 6 to 9pm, all topics in biological sciences intro courses
Alberto Cintron—Tuesday 6:30 to 9:20, general biology, anatomy and physiology
Allie Spring—Wednesday 6:30 to 9:20, general biology, ecology, evolution, microbiology and botany
LAB START DATES - SPRING 2018
Check when your course lab dates begin. Labs do not always being the first week of the semester.
- BIOS 1100: Biological Sciences Lab—Jan. 16
- BIOS 1610: Molecular and Cellular Biology—Jan. 16
- BIOS 1620: Ecology and Evolution—Jan. 22
- BIOS 1700: Life Science for Non-Majors—MISE
- BIOS 1910: Intro to Human & Biol Anatomy—Jan. 17
- BIOS 2110: Human Anatomy—Jan. 8
- BIOS 2320: Micro Infect Diseases—Jan. 10
- BIOS 2400: Human Physiology—Jan. 24
- BIOS 2700: Everyday Biology: Cell—MISE
- BIOS 3120: Microbiology—Jan. 11
- BIOS 3190: Plant Physiology—Jan. 9
- BIOS 3500: Human Physiology-Majors—Jan. 22
- BIOS 5260: Molecular Biology Lab—Jan. 9
Western Michigan University embraces collaboration and leverages resources to offer academic programs that are responsive to the needs of all students and society. In the Department of Biological Sciences undergraduates, graduate students and faculty collaborate on real-world applications through laboratory research, publications and fieldwork.
Explore the world of biology through our seminar series each semester. The seminars are presentations of current biological research by current WMU faculty or faculty from other universities.
- NSF awards Dr. Kathryn Docherty grant to enable creative, collaborative use of ecological data
Congratulations to our students for a great turnout at the Michigan Branch American Society for Microbiology spring meeting. Awards received:
- Best poster awards: Jon Hoerger and Yogesh Suryawanshi
- Best oral presentation award: Anja Williams
View the latest Department of Biological Sciences newsletter.
Undergraduate research opportunities
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Get a glimpse of the biological sciences program
Nicole Carpp talks about life in the biological sciences program. View this two-minute video to get a glimpse of this program.
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"When is a Grassland Restoration Truly Restored? Examining Microbial Community Responses to Fire in Remnant and Restored Grasslands"
A webinar presented by:
Kathryn Docherty, Western Michigan University
Ryan Koziatek, Kalamazoo Nature Center
Ashley Anne Wick, Kalamazoo Nature Center