Nicole Beier ’09 is in the Molecular Biology Ph.D. program at the University of California-Berkely.
Andrew Mathewson ’09 is working for the biotech company Nunhmes Inc, doing plant genetics and molecular biology. He is applying for Molecular Biology Ph.D. programs.
Amy Strauss ’09 is working as a volunteer at the herpetology department of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Her responsibilities include unpacking and cataloguing the newly collected chameleons from Madegascar.
Ray Andrell ’07 is a graduate student at Washington State University using Alvin Submersible and pressure chambers to study biochemical mechanisms allowing animals to survive at the high temperatures of hydrothermal vents.
Thuy Dao ’07 is in the Molecular Biophysics Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins.
Yuri Watanabe ’07 is working as a lab assistant at the Keio University Medical School Lab in Japan, researching aquaporins in the brain.
Nancy Day ’05 is a graduate student in the Neuroscience Program at the University of Minnesota. Last summer she was one of a handful of graduates and postdoc students selected to attend the Woods Hole Summer Nuerobiology Course.
Carmel Dudley ’02 graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and is now in a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of Michigan.
Fascinated by evolution, genome sequences, cloning, environmental issues, or the brain? Passionate about the science of all living things? Looking for a major that can prepare you for graduate or professional work in some of today’s most rapidly growing fields? The Biology Department at Whitman College is looking for you.
Whitman’s rigorous curriculum is designed to help you develop a solid foundation in biology and its various sub-disciplines, such as ecology, genetics, cell biology, physiology, neurobiology, and evolutionary biology. The curriculum also requires research or fieldwork to provide you with real hands-on experience in biology and to help you develop your science writing and communication skills.
In addition, biology majors enjoy access to a wide variety of collaborative research experiences; cutting-edge technologies and facilities; and a highly-accomplished, research-active faculty who are passionate about mentoring students.
The biology faculty are also integral to Whitman’s popular Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology program (BBMB), an interdisciplinary major focusing on the interface between biology and the physical sciences.
Not surprisingly, Whitman biology graduates go on to study in some of the nation’s best graduate programs, as well as medical and dental school. In fact, in the last 20 years, more than 60 percent of them have enrolled in post-collegiate education ranging from graduate work in the biological sciences to professional programs in health-related fields.