• Joe Robinson '15

    An experiment gone wrong right

  • Dr. Jocelyn Idema

    The art of medicine: spine surgeon Dr. Jocelyn Idema '99 shares her experience as a nurse and doctor.

  • Christine Serwan '13 in Malawi

    Read about Christine Serwan '13 and her reflections on her Peace Corps service in Malawi.

  • Amanda Pellowe '12 & Jeremiah Johnston '13 study science outreach and research in the Ivy Leagues
  • Biology Prof. Alex Trillo researches in Central America
  • Prof. Ryan Kerney and biology students conduct salamander research. Read more.

Biology Programs

Biology is offered as both a major and a minor

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Student Research

Studying fire blight in Adams County

Sixteen first-year Gettysburg College students gather in a semicircle in the middle of an orchard. It’s their first day of college classes, but they’re not there to pick apples for their new professor. They’re there to hunt phage, although they don’t know what that is yet.

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Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute

The Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute at Gettysburg College (X-SIG) was established to help our community of students be research readyresearch active and research connected.  Find out more

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Student-Faculty Collaboration

Prof. Alex Trillo and Samantha & Sara

Deep in the tropical rainforest of Panama, two students work together to set up a field experiment in one of the driest wet seasons in over 100 years. Samantha Siomko ’17 and Sara Vasquez, an alumna from the University of Panama, do not speak the same language, so they use a lot of gestures on top of written or spoken words to create the detailed setup needed for data collection.

Siomko and Vasquez are the first students to participate in a pilot binational internship that is being developed by behavioral ecologist and Biology Prof. Paula “Alex” Trillo.

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