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

May 11, 2017
Senior in Biology with a concentration in neuroscience wins award
April 28, 2017
has been awarded $645,000 from the National Science Foundation
April 14, 2017
Rice is the world's second-biggest cereal crop, and it's the most important for human consumption. Yet in a vast majority of rice operations, a harmful copycat sits right in plain sight, sucking up nutrients and infuriating farmers.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Tony Weisstein; "An Extra Sense"; Truman State University
McDonnell 412; Hosted by Dr. Erik Herzog @ 4:00 pm
Helen Alexander, University of Kansas; "Effects of viruses on plant fitness: a plant ecologist’s foray into plant virus ecology"
Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center; Host: Scott Mangan @ 4:00 pm
Dr. Tony Weisstein; "Introduction to Stochastic Modeling"; Truman State University
McDonnell 412; Hosted by Dr. Erik Herzog @ 4:00 pm