Blankenship Lab Research

The photosynthetic megacomplex from a cyanobacterium, which scientists have managed to 

Templeton Lab Research

The transition from isolated patches to a metapopulation in the eastern collared lizard in response to prescribed fires.

Schaal Lab Research

Studying biogeography, crop evolution, invasive species, phylogeography, speciation, and systematics.

Carlson Lab Research

Electric organ discharges in the genus Paramoryrops (top) are more diverse than in the genus Petrocephalus (bottom).

Haswell Lab Research

Image from cover of The Plant Cell, Aug. 2011
See Related WUSTL Newsroom article: "Plants feel the force"

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 15, 2015
Lucia Strader, assistant professor of biology has received a five-year, $866,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF),
May 14, 2015
A publication with 940 undergraduate authors demonstrates that research experiences can be offered to far more students than has traditionally been possible
May 1, 2015
The transplanted, deep-rooted grasses now common on the West Coast stabilize an ecosystem in need of a different kind of balance.

Upcoming Events

Alex Harmon-Threatt, University of Illinois
Tyson Research Center @ 4:00 pm
Roland Kays, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; Host Steve Blake
Tyson Research Center @ 4:00 pm
David Fike, Washington University in St. Louis; Host Kim Medley
Tyson Research Center @ 4:00 pm