Biology Department

Neurobiology Class to Publish in Encyclopedia of Life SciencesNeurobiology Class to Publish in Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
The neurobiology class of Dr. Erin Clabough, Assistant Professor of Biology, wrote a review article entitled "Modifier genes in Huntington disease" that has been accepted for final publication in the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences - eLS - published by Wiley-Blackwell, the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business Full Story...


Travis Goodloe '16 Awarded 1st in ASM Poster CompetitionTravis Goodloe '16 Awarded 1st in ASM Poster Competition
Senior biology major Travis Goodloe was recently awarded 1st Place in the poster competition for research he presented at the 2015 Virginia Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Full Story...


One of the most popular majors at Hampden-Sydney, the biology program offers individually tailored preparation for graduate and professional work in research, industry, education, medicine, or government. Computer-aided experimental analysis and data presentation play a key role in many of the department’s courses. Gilmer Science Center, equipped with sophisticated instrumentation, computers, microscopes, aquaria, animal room, cold room, photographic darkroom, and research space, is ideal for for undergraduate training, faculty research, and student-faculty projects.