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

March 24, 2017
Mice hammer a rare native plant by feasting on its seeds, but their spoilation is human-enabled
March 24, 2017
Yehuda Ben-Shahar comments on a new study
March 17, 2017
Three graduate students in Biology have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships

Upcoming Events

Dr. Luke Harmon; University of Idaho; "Climbing in the Tree of Life"
Hosted by Carlos Botero; Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Fen Liu (Vierstra Lab)
McDonnell 412 @ 12:00 pm
Dr. Hiroshi Maeda, University Wisconsin-Madison; "Co-Evolution of Plant Primary and Metaboloism: Discovery and Application of Interspecies Variations of Tyrosine Pathway Regulation"
Hosted by: Joseph Jez; Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm