Department of Biology

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.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2024 Seminar Series 

Unless noted, seminars are held from 1:00-2:00 pm (EST) via Zoom or in-person (HT 131). Open to all Hood undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. Schedule, zoom link, and seminar recordings can be found on the biology department website. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Daehwan Kim, seminar coordinator ( 
Meeting ID: 950 0469 5736 
Passcode: 726319

Spring 2024 Seminar Schedule 

February 20
(Tuesday, in-person)
Dr. Eunchong Park 
Scientist, AstraZeneca 
Early Respiratory & Immunology
March 21
(Thursday, in-person)
Dr. Michael Fulcher
 Research plant pathologist, USDA-ARS NEA
 Foreign Disease Weed Science Research Unit
“Microbial-Based Biological Control of Invasive Weeds”
March 26
(Tuesday, in-person)
Biology department faculty 
Biology department research area and student's research opportunity 
April 2 
(Tuesday, in-person)
Claire Hudson
 PhD Candidate, University of Maryland 
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Stories in the Department

Daehwan Kim

Meet Faculty Member Daehwan Kim

Daehwan Kim Faculty

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

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