Department news

Fall lab start dates

Bios 1100   Bios Lab—Sept 12
Bios 1610   Mol & Cell BiosSept 12
Bios 1620   Organismal BioSept 12
Bios 1910   Intro Human AnatomySept 15
Bios 2110   Human AnatomySept 12
Bios 2020   General BotanySept 12
Bios 2400   Human PhysiologySept 21
Bios 2500   General GeneticsSept 12
Bios 3010   EcologySept 8
Bios 3120   MicrobiologySept 8
Bios 3500   Human PhysiologySept 19/20

Job Opening
Assistant/Associate Professor - Tenure Track - 0603680

Faculty grant

Student awards

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

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.

Presentations by faculty and students.


View the latest Department of Biological Sciences newsletter.

Research opportunities for undergraduate students

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Set on 661 acres in southwest Michigan, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute provides visitors with an exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, marshes, streams, lakes and prairies, and more than seven miles of nature trails. The institute is open to the public year-round, free of charge.

Academic support

Student Success Services in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University provides academic support programs and connects you to resources you may need to achieve your academic and personal goals.

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Free webinar

"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

Listen to the webinar