Department of Biology

Departmental News & Events

JULY 2007

Valerie Haftel, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, has been awarded the Department of Education Minority Science Improvement grant. The grant, entitled "Enhancement of Interdisciplinary Science", begins in October of 2007, and lasts until September of 2010 for a total budget of $476,000. The purpose of the grant is to improve the Neuroscience program that is currently on the Morehouse campus between the Biology and Psychology departments, as well as to broaden our students' access to this essential, interdisciplinary science. It includes funding to improve existing courses, implement a laboratory course for the Neurobiology course, enhance direct mentoring and hire tutors for students, among many other activities.