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

October 23, 2017
Joshua Blodgett, assistant professor of biology, knows that bats may not rank high on most people’s lists of lovable creatures.
October 19, 2017
Biophysicist in Profile
October 6, 2017
Arpita Bose was one of 10 women scientists at universities across the United States to receive a $2,500 grant from L’Oreal and the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Upcoming Events

Victoria May, "The WashU Institute for School Partnership: Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists"
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Dr. Jack Kloppenburg; "First the Seed, Still the Seed: Breeding and Property Rights from Mass Selection to CRISPR"; University of Wisconsin
Wilson 214 - Reception to follow: Wilson 314 @ 4:00 pm
Karen DeMatteo, "Carnivore conservation in Misiones, Argentina", WUSTL Environmental Studies
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm