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Haverford College
Department of Biology

Welcome to Biology at Haverford

Haverford's Department of Biology is uniquely focused on molecular and cellular biology and committed to a research-based curriculum stressing the experimental method as a teaching tool.

Students in all levels of the curriculum frame their own experimental questions and use current research techniques to search for answers. Senior students participate in laboratory-based, year-long research projects. This research results in presentations at local and national meetings, and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Why Biology at Haverford: Outreach

You'll have the opportunity to participate in exciting outreach programs that touch middle and high school students from the greater Philadelphia region and beyond. More on Outreach >

Why Biology at Haverford: Student Resources

We link students with faculty mentors in cutting-edge research supported by a total of 11 grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Beckman Foundation. More on Student Resources >

Why Biology at Haverford: Post Graduation

You'll become the world's next generation of scientists, teachers and health professionals through an innovative curriculum focused on experimental evidence. More on alumni >

Inside Biology @ Haverford

  • FAQ


    Get a snapshot of what Biology at Haverford College is all about.
  • Superlab

    Biology Blogs

    Faculty and students in our department maintain blogs to inform us about their on-going activities, both in the classroom and beyond it.
  • Research Lab Video

    Research Lab Video

    Watch Haverford Students discuss the Biology program's lab research and experience from Sophomore to Senior year.


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    Okeke, a professor of biology, is the lead author of a study with Manning, a professor of mathematics and statistics, and another researcher that used computer simulation to study Ebola outbreaks and ways to reduce the spread of the deadly virus.
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    Tian Jin '16 (left) and Pf. Dave Wonnacott presented recent research findings at the Impact 2015 Workshop, in conjunction with the HiPEAC 2015 Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


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