Read the latest news and updates from the Biology department.

June 4, 2020

A message to the greater biology community from the Occidental College Department of Biology.

Shana Goffredi, Victoria Orphan and pilot Danik Forsman inside the Alvin submarine
April 6, 2020

Professor Shana Goffredi has a new article about two new deep-sea worms that have a novel relationship with beneficial bacteria. Check out the links below!

Portrait of Dr. Francesca Mariani
February 27, 2020

The Spring 2020 Biology Seminar Series continues with Dr. Francesca Mariani's talk, "Heal thyself. From Stem Cells to Bone and Cartilage."

Tardigrade against a blue background
February 18, 2020

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Dr. Kate Boersma in front of desert landscape
February 6, 2020

The Spring 2020 Biology Seminar Series continues with Dr. Kate Boersma's talk, "Understanding community assembly in freshwater habitats."

Troy Magney above trees with hard hat and equipment
January 30, 2020

The Spring 2020 Biology Seminar Series continues with Dr. Troy Magney's talk, "The plant kaleidoscope: Looking beyond leaf ‘greenness’ to study the biosphere from space."

Dr. Caitlin Fong crouching on a beach
January 28, 2020

The Spring 2020 Biology Seminar Series commences with Dr. Caitlin Fong's talk, "Anthropogenic impacts to coral reef communities."

Spring 2020 seminar schedule
January 24, 2020

Biology Seminars

Spring 2020


1/28 Caitlin Fong – CSUN/Occidental College


2/4 Troy Magney – UC Davis

2/11 Kate Boersma – UCSD

Biology student award winners: Joshua Beisel, Camille Brzechffa, Sarah Ashey, Cheldon Ann Alcantara, Bryce Lewis-Smith, Hannah Hoefs
November 20, 2019

Please extend a hearty congratulations to this year's student award winners!

Drosophila on plant
November 14, 2019

The Fall 2019 Biology Seminar Series concludes with Catherine Brennan's talk, "Using Drosophila to study the immunity and biology of macrophages."