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

July 20, 2018
Next step could be ‘nitrogen-fixing’ plants that can do the same, reducing need for fertilizer
July 20, 2018
Summer trips across time zones may get a bit easier thanks to a new finding from scientists in St. Louis.
July 17, 2018
The two year grant was awarded from the National Science Foundation

Upcoming Events

Peggy Schultz & Jim Bever, University of Kansas - "Microbiome influence on plant community structure: concepts, applications and outreach in the prairie"
Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center @ 4:00 pm
Holly Jones, Northern Illinois University - "Impacts of bison reintroduction in a world - class prairie restoration"
Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center @ 4:00 pm
Bob Schmitz, University of Georgia, "TBD"
Rebstock Hall, Room 322 @ 4:00 pm