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

August 28, 2015
Dyer, a greenhouse supervisor in the Department of Biology, was nominated by multiple members of the department.
August 4, 2015
Weakly electric fish use oscillatory receptors to find their neighbors

Upcoming Events

Sep
14
Dr. Nima Mosammaparast, Washington University Medical School; "Ubiquitin dependent mechanisms in regulation of alkylation damage repair"
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Oct
05
Dr. Ethan Garner, Harvard; "Watching rods form out of spheres – how short filaments orient cell wall synthesis to create rod shape"
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Oct
12
Dr. Elisabeth Lloyd, Indiana University; "The Orgasm Debates: How social and theoretical biases lead us astray"
TBD @ 4:00 pm