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

December 12, 2017
What is the importance of science? Why do general scientific research? What’s the impact of government budget cuts on science?
November 21, 2017
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have traced the paths of three water channels in an ancient photosynthetic organism to provide the first comprehensive, experimental study of how that organism uses and regulates water to create energy.

Upcoming Events

Holiday Cookie Celebration; Strader Lab
Old Library - Life Sciences 2nd Floor @ 3:30 pm
Dr. Simon Gilroy; University of Wisconsin-Madison; "Waves and Ripples:Transmitting Stress Signals in Arabidopsis”
Host: Angela Schlegel; Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
"TBD" @ 4:00 pm