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

    Fall 2023 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

    September 5

    Dr. Colin Stine
    Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore
    "Cholera - Epidemiology and Genetics"

    September 19

    Dr. Catalina Florez
    Research Scientist, The Geneva Foundation United States Army Medical Institute of Infectious Disease 

    October 3

    Dr. Geraldine Vilmen
    Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute 
    "Scientific career paths panel"

    October 10

    Symya Chumbris
    Director of Production, Texcell - North America, INC. 

    November 28

    Dr. Michael Fulcher
    Research plant pathologist, USDA-ARS-NEA
    "Microbial-Based Biological Control of Invasive Weeds"

    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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