Department of Biology



The Department of Biology at George Mason University offers the student a comprehensive yet liberal education in the biological sciences. With diverse interests in biology and environmental science, the faculty offer a broad range of courses. Student internships in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are encouraged to supplement the student's University education. The programs offer field studies in plants, animals, and ecology, and provide the background necessary for careers in many areas of biological science such as environmental management, microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics, secondary education, and medical technology. Students are also prepared for advanced studies in the life sciences, medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and allied disciplines.


  • The Inova Research Grant Review Committee has awarded an Inova Research Summer Student Grant to James Reyes for his grant proposal entitled "Utilization of a Tracking System to Categorize Patient Complaints as a Means of Improving Patient Satisfaction." Congratulations, James!
  • The Department of Biology, Department of Environmental Science & Policy, and the School of Systems Biology will be hosting an Awards Ceremony for their students on May 14, 2014 at 10:00am at Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center. Click to see the list of award recipients by program/department/school.
  • Dr. Larry Rockwood is the recipient of the 2014 David J. King Teaching Award.
  • Dr. Ed Otto is the recipient of a 2013 College of Science Teaching Award.
  • College of Science Spring 2014 Convocation - May 14, 2014.
  • Presenting the Department of Biology Research Semester class of 2013. Back row: George Deegan, Kenneth Akakpo, Cameron Arshadi, Katherine Dickson. Front row from left: Shweta Chaudhary, Elizaveta Toshchakova, Tayyaba Feroze, Soyeon An, and Zuzanna Abdalla.

  • Research Semester Class 2013