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

October 1, 2014
Douglas Chalker, PhD, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded $170,000 from the NSF
September 30, 2014
Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world’s largest gathering of synthetic biologists.

Upcoming Events

"Infectious adaptation: the potential of bacterial symbiont-­‐driven evolution" - Tammy Haselkorn
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
"Multi-scale Insights into Polar Cell Expansion in Plants”. - Zhenbiao Yang
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 am
TBD - Emma Moran
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm