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 17, 2014
Yehuda Ben-Shahar talks to the New York Times about olfactory sensors
October 9, 2014
Whether it’s lying wide awake in the middle of the night or falling asleep at an international business meeting, many of us have experienced the funk of jet lag.
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

Upcoming Events

"Evolution of the heterotrimeric G proteins in the Plant lineage" - Dieter Hackenberger
McDonnell 412 @ 12:00 pm
"Intrinsic dynamics of the regional community" - Bob Ricklefs
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
"Determination of the binding site of the Psb28 protein to Photosystem II using chemical cross-linking and mass spectrometry" - Daniel Weisz - Pakrasi Lab
McDonnell 362 @ 4:00 pm