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

September 21, 2017
with further support to Arpita Bose through a "Changing the Face of STEM" grant from L'Oreal USA and AAAS
September 6, 2017
Twelve years after its launch, the innovative MySci curriculum program developed by Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership (ISP) and local teacher leaders is seeing incredible growth, doubling in size two years in a row.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Spencer Hall; Indiana University; "Traits and the Ecology of Disease: Heat, Sex, Doom, and Rescue"
Host: Jonathan Myers & Scott Mangan; Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Office of Neuroscience Research, Conference 2017
Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC, Medical Campus) @ 8:00 am
Tamara Bhandari, The Writing Center at Wash U
McDonnell 412 @ 12:00 pm