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

April 25, 2018
If you ever find yourself in Rebstock 133, you can expect to be greeted by a tall man wearing bell-bottoms and aviator sunglasses.
April 20, 2018
Nowadays Sally Elgin would probably be referred to as gifted or talented. But in the 1950s, a really smart girl was obnoxious or a nerd.

Upcoming Events

Apr
25
Lindsay Brainard, Wash U, TBA
Life Sciences Building, Room 310 @ 12:00 pm
Apr
25
Tricia Walker (Pakrasi Lab)
Life Sciences Building, Room 311 @ 12:15 pm
Apr
26
Gautam Dantas, WUSTL EEPB, "Predicting and Combating Pathogenic and Abiotic Disruptions to Diverse Microbiomes"
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm