Department of Biology


    Congratulations to Dr. Drew Ferrier on receiving the Touching Lives Award from the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce! Lives Award


    The Department of Biology is looking for a Biology Lab Supervisor/Chemical Safety Officer.

    Under the general direction of the Biology Department Chair, the qualified candidate provides full-time support to the Department Biology, prepares labs for student-based instruction, maintains organisms and prepares reagents, orders supplies, maintains inventories, organizes the stockroom and lab rooms, monitors safety protocols, supervises student workers, and maintains clear communication with faculty.  As the Chemical Safety Officer, the individual serves on the Risk Management Committee and supervises chemical safety programs for the institution.

    For more information or to apply, please visit:


    From investigating genes and cells to studying ecosystems, we emphasize a strong foundation in biology that includes practical classroom, laboratory and field experiences.

    Both programs benefit from Hood’s graduate programs in biomedical science and environmental biology; seniors have opportunities to take advanced elective courses that are generally not offered at small liberal arts colleges.

    Graduates have expressed that this provides a real head start for graduate school, medical school and the job market.


    In Loving Memory of Hans Wagner

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own, Hans Wagner, Biology Lab Supervisor. Hans has been the backbone of our department for nearly twenty years, steadfast in his commitment to supporting students and keeping our community safe. We will miss Hans more than words can describe and wish him the sweetest peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.  

    Obituary and memorial service live stream information can be found here.

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    Daehwan Kim

    Meet Faculty Member Daehwan Kim

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    Professor Daehwan Kim strives to help underrepresented students enjoy science and biology.

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