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

November 4, 2015
Data from bird-banding stations show more species were hit than suspected, and half of those have yet to recover
October 31, 2015
Erik Herzog, professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis, joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to talk about the dramatic biological effects the change can also cause.
October 26, 2015
As supervisor of university greenhouses, Dyer keeps plants in rude health — unless experimental protocol calls for them to perish

Upcoming Events

Dr. Dion Dickman, USC; "Mechanisms underlying the homeostatic modulation of synaptic strength"
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Dr. Martyn Goulding, Salk Institute
TBD @ 4:00 pm
Dr. Lon Chubiz, UMSL; Host: Barbara Kunkel
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm