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 2023 Seminar Series 

    Unless noted, seminars are held from 1:00-1:50 pm (EST) via Zoom. Open to all Hood undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Daehwan Kim Students are asked to complete the Evaluation of Speaker form for feedback on candidates. 
    Seminar recordings can be found by clicking on the title of the seminar. You must be logged into Blackboard.

    Meeting ID: 950 0469 5736
    Passcode: 726319

    Tuesday, February 28

    Dr. Hojae Lee
    Biomedical Scientist, Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center
    “Cell Manufacturing for Clinical Cell Therapy”

    March 7

    Dr. Seungkyu Lee
    Principal Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb
    "Neuronal excitability in neurodegenerative diseases"
    April 4

    Dr. Sara Linares
    Assistant Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain
    "Design of pre-based nanoreactors for plastic depolymerization" 

    April 11
    (HT 131)

    Dr. Meredith Yeager
    Assistant Professor, Hood College
    "The genetics of Human Papillomaviruses (HPV) and cervical cancer risk: Big clues from a tiny genome" 


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

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