The Catholic University of America

Welcome to the Department of Biology

News and Events

  •   Jan. 2015  Members of the Biology Department, our alumni and friends attend a retirement party for professor Michael Mullins. Thank you, Jenn Groebner and Masashi Waga for the wonderful photographs
  • March 2014 Biology's Bacteriophage T4 Lab, led by Dr. Venigalla Rao is featured by the CUA Magazine

Biology Department Seminar Series

Each semester the Biology Department graduate students host a seminar series where invited speakers from other institutions present the results of their research.  
Seminars are held on Monday at 11:10 am in Rm. 215 McCort-Ward. Pizza is served at 12:00 pm in Rm. 200 following the seminar.  
The event is sponsored by the Graduate Student Association.  



Contact Us

Department of Biology
103 McCort-Ward
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue NE.
Washington, DC 20064

Phone: (202) 319-5267
Fax: (202) 319-5721



  •  Nov. 2014 Ann Corsi, associate professor in the Department of Biology, was honored for Overall Teaching Excellence, for 10 or more years of excellent teaching.

  •  May 2014 Paige Hicks, B.A. Biology is featured on the CUA Success stories for her research, career and for pursuing an unending love for aminals. 

Research Highlights

June 2014     Rao's lab article "Evidence for an electrostatic mechanism of force generation by the bacteriophage T4 DNA packaging motor" appears in Nature Communications.

Oct. 2014     Rao's lab article "Single-molecule packaging initiation in real time by a viral DNA packaging machine from bacteriophage T4" was just published in PNAS.

Nov. 2014     Rao's lab article "Designing a nine cysteine-less DNA packaging motor from bacteriophage T4 reveals new insights into ATPase structure and function " was just published in Virology.

Job Openings

No open positions at this time.