Biology Department

Thursday, November 06, 2014, 11:30 AM
Biology Colloquium
Gilmer Room 019
Contact Mike Wolyniak, phone 6175


Shear and Werth Featured on Cover of "American Scientist"Shear and Werth Featured on Cover of "American Scientist"
Hampden-Sydney College faculty members, Dr. Bill Shear, Trinkle Professor of Biology, and Dr. Alex Werth, Venable Professor of Biology, recently collaborated to write an article which was featured in American Scientist magazine. In their piece, "The Evolutionary Truth About Living Fossils", Shear and Werth relate the unseen evolution of living fossils and discuss the definition and usefulness of this term. 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.