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The Biology Department is a diverse group of progressive and energetic individuals dedicated to instilling in our students a love of biology and the knowledge and skills they will need to excel in their pursuits after Bates College.

Faculty and AI's work closely with students in inquiry-based laboratories in both core and elective courses. (L) Assoc. Prof. Ryan Bavis, (C) Asst. Prof. Larissa Williams, (R) Carolyn Lawson AI.

Faculty and AI’s work closely with students in inquiry-based laboratories in both core and elective courses.       (L) Assoc. Prof. Ryan Bavis, (C) Asst. Prof. Larissa Williams, (R) Carolyn Lawson AI.

The Biology Department is comprised of nine tenure-track faculty, three visiting faculty, two lecturers, and nine academic and technical support staff members. Faculty teach a wide range of courses and support a range of undergraduate research opportunities including Honors thesis, thesis, independent study, and small Seminar and Research courses. The support staff includes two full time Assistants in Instruction (AI’s, or lab instructors), half-time contributions from three AIs in the Biological Chemistry and Neurobiology programs, a biology technician who manages the stockroom and departmental accounting, and a technician who oversees laboratory and building-wide safety, research animal care, and the greenhouse facilities.

New Faculty Fall 2014

Carnegie Science Building

Carnegie Science main entrance.

The Biology Department occupies the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the Carnegie Science Building at 44 Campus Avenue, on the south side of the Bates College campus.


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