Biology Department


Biology Department Technical Assistant
CERA Field Technician
Biology Technical Assistant and CERA Field Lab Assistant
Laboratory Support Assistant
Greenhouse Manager
Research Associate

Our biology curriculum is among the nation’s most innovative; from your very first class, you learn how to think like a biologist, investigating and interpreting life processes. Biology intersects with many interdisciplinary studies and students are encouraged to participate in off-campus study and independent research, which may include the Conard Environmental Research Area and can prepare you for advanced study or a career in medicine, research, education, environmental science, health, conservation, or other fields.

Navigating our curriculum: Questions, answers, and information to help students successfully choose courses in Biology.


Interested in sustainability at Grinnell? Two students are making it easier to find ways to make a difference.

Faculty panels explore the concept of wonder and its manifestations in culture and science as part of Wunderkammer exhibit.


  • Dr. Sam Water from the University of Missouri will be presenting.
    Noyce 2021 - Basler Biology Classroom
    Fri Apr 18
    12 p.m.
  • Dr. Ken Cho, UC Irvine, will present on Developmental Biology (BMP signaling)
    Noyce 2021 - Basler Biology Classroom
    Fri Apr 25
    12 p.m.
  • Noyce 2021 - Basler Biology Classroom
    Fri May 2
    12 p.m.
  • Noyce Ahrens Atrium - 1st Floor
    Thu May 8
    4:15 p.m.