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.
The Biology Department is comprised of eight tenure-track faculty, three visiting faculty, two lecturers, and eight 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.
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.