Welcome to Biology at ECU!

We are a broad department that emphasizes integrative approaches drawing from across the life sciences. We offer undergraduate majors in Biology and Biochemistry and graduate opportunities at both the MS and PhD levels. Our faculty, students, and staff have received a wide range of honors and awards and some of their achievements are highlighted on this site. We encourage alumni to keep in touch and prospective students to visit. I look forward to hearing from you!

Jeff McKinnon, Chair

Biology News


Dr. John Stiller Elected as Chair of the Faculty

Dr. John Stiller has been elected as the Chair of the Faculty for East Carolina University.

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Biology Student serves as Panelist to the Women's Roundtable of ECU

Mona Amin, a BioLL member, an Honors student and a Biology major was selected as a rising leader to serve as a panelist at the Women's Roundtable at ECU, Mona was one of five student panelists who talked about their leadership experiences, dreams and challenges.

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Dr. Mary Farwell honored as an ECU Woman of Distinction

Dr. Mary Farwell was honored on April 13 as one of ten inspiring ECU women in a ceremony that celebrated the impacts that women have on ECU and the world.

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Dr. Jinling Huang named a recipient of the ECU Five-Year Research Achievement Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Jinling Huang, who has been named one of the recipients of the ECU Five-Year Achievement Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity. He will be honored at a lecture and reception at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the ECU East Carolina Heart Institute Auditorium. 

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Dr. Carol Goodwillie wins University-wide Award for Teaching Excellence

The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University North Carolina have selected Dr. Carol Goodwill as one of the University’s most outstanding faculty to receive its 2015 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.  

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