Ben-Shahar Lab Research

Observing honey bee guarding behavior at Tyson Research Center for graduate research in the Ben-Shahar lab

Myers Lab Research

Myers Lab Research

We study the assembly, diversity and dynamics of ecological communities from local to global scales.

Haswell Lab Research

Mutant plants with osmotically stressed plastids develop a mass of undifferentiated cells at their apex

Dixit Lab Research

Studying the cell biology of plant cell morphogenesis

Bose Lab Research

Research from the Bose Lab

About the Department

Research in the Washington University Department of Biology addresses a wide range of biological questions, across and between the sub-disciplines of biology: from single molecules to systems, and from steady state equilibria to dynamic remodeling over milliseconds to millions of generations. Intellectually, the department draws its strength from an exceptionally interactive and collaborative faculty who possess a wide range of interests at all levels of biological organization and who utilize many different biological systems and model organisms. ...Read more

In the News

February 6, 2018
He will serve his visiting professorship within the Washington University Department of Biology from April through July 2018.
February 1, 2018
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January 31, 2018
The award recognizes a distinguished individual on the basis of outstanding contributions to science education or to the public understanding of science, engineering, or technology.

Upcoming Events

Emily Wroblewski, WUSTL Anthrophology, "A Tale of Two Pan: MHC Immunogenetic Variation and Disease in Wild Chimpanzee & Bonobo Populations"
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Rafael Saher - Blankenship Laboratory, "Structural Curiosities of the Fenna-Matthews-Olson Complex, A Model Photosynthetic Antenna"
McDonnell 362 @ 4:00 pm
Rachel Penczykowski, "TBD"
McDonnell 362 @ 4:30 pm