The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in the Science Center where teaching and faculty research laboratories are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment.

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing thesis honors or those taking advanced biology courses have access to sophisticated microscopes such as the confocal and electronic microscope available in the department, mass spectrophotometers (MALDI-TOFF) and top of the line equipment for all advanced molecular biology techniques including our latest acquisition: an automated sequencer.


Contact Us

Department of Biological Sciences
Science Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Gary C. Harris
Professor and Department Chair
Tel: 781.283.3168 (for appointments)

Mary Helen McCollister
Administrative Assistant and Grant Coordinator
Tel: 781.283.3154

Karin Thomason
Administrative Assistant and Grant Coordinator
Tel: 781.283.3153


Testing a Russian Mafia Myth

There's a saying in Russia that "if the Mafia wants to hide a body, they just throw it in Lake Baikal." In this Wellesley Stories video, Wellesley scientists think about Baikal as they study another lake in Wellesley's backyard to find out why.