Biology Department

Biology Research Students HonoredBiology Research Students Honored
Two biology majors were recognized for their excellent research. Recent graduate, Stephen Woodall '15, who presented his Departmental Honors research in March at the 2015 National Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Boston, MA, was recently named the recipient of the Thematic Best Poster Award for the conference's theme on Molecular Mechanisms of Infection and Immunity. Junior, Travis Goodloe, received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research for his summer research project. Travis will be developing an assay to measure melanoma cell metastasis to tumor-draining lymph nodes.Stephen and Travis conducted research in the laboratory of Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology, Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon '01. Full Story...


H-S 2014-2015 Journal of Sciences ReleasedH-S 2014-2015 Journal of Sciences Released
The Hampden-Sydney Journal of the Sciences is now in its fourth year as a student-run publication and its second year of producing a print version. The Journal is a showcase of the wide variety of scientific research being conducted at Hampden-Sydney by its students. The work in the Journal represents the products of summer research experiences, departmental honors work, classroom projects, and other ventures that show the central importance of research to a complete Hampden-Sydney scientific education. 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.