Biology

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Welcome

to the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at WCSU. We are a community of scholars and teachers and students committed to learn, research, and collaborate across a spectrum of disciplines in the life sciences. Our undergraduate and graduate students go on to careers ranging from teaching, biotech, medicine, and environmental conservation, to name a few. Become a part of our exciting program.

Biology Office

SB 220
Dept Secretary
Lisa Taylor
203-837-8791 or by e-mail.

FAQ

Where do I find the Department Chairperson?

SB 243
Dr. Patrice Boily
203-837-8569 or by e-mail.

 

What’s New on the Website

  • Upcoming Events (10-24-19)
  • Dept News (08-25-19)
  • Student Opportunities (03-05-18)
  • Forms – new option sheets (10-23-17)

 

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Upcoming Events

Science At Night 
What Do We Want From Our Lakes? Monetizing the social benefits of lakes.” Monday, Nov 25 from 7 – 9 pm in Science Building 125. Open to the public. (posted 10-24-19)

Friday Seminar Series

John Salamone, UConn, will be presenting: “Probing the neurochemistry of motivational dysfunction in depression and other disorders: drug development studies using animal models.” Friday, Nov 15, at 3:30pm in SB 125. Refreshments and meet the speaker at 4:30 pm. Open to the public. To view the upcoming speaker schedule, go here. (posted 10-24-19)

Master’s Degree in Biological Diversity
Our new Master’s degree program is now accepting applications. Go here for more information.  (posted 03-06-19)

Department News

Dr. Theodora Pinou will conduct a symposium, “Exemplary Practices in Herpetological Education” at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in July, 2020. (posted 08-25-19)

Jenny Kry (Biology ’18) and her faculty advisor, Dr. Joshua Cordeira, have published an article, Binge-eating Behavior in Socially Isolated Female Mice” in the Journal of Young Investigators (JYI), based on her Advanced Sr. Research project. (posted 12-06-18)

Dr. Theodora Pinou and collaborators have published an article in Diatom Research entitled “Craspedostauros alatus sp. nov., a new diatom (Bacillariophyta) species found on museum sea turtle specimens. (posted 11-13-18).

Dr. Neeta Connally and collaborators have published an article in the Journal of Medical Entomology entitled Impact of Wearing and Washing/Drying of Permethrin-Treated Clothing on Their Contact Irritancy and Toxicity for Nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Ticks. (posted 10-16-18)

Dr. Edwin Wong has been awarded the Provost’s Award for Teaching and the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Faculty Member award by the Student Government Association. (posted 09-19-18)

Dr. Rachel Prunier has been awarded the Board of Regents Faculty Research Award for WCSU. Congratulations! (posted 01-20-18)

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Department Announcements

Entomology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its adviser, Dr. Mitch Wagener

Herpetology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its adviser, Dr. Theodora Pinou.

Biology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its adviser, Dr. Ed Wong.