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
November 25, 2014
Robert Kranz, professor of biology, is being honored for distinguished contributions related to cytochrome c — a highly conserved protein found in unicellular organisms, plants and animals — and the pathways organisms use to assemble it.
November 20, 2014
Damaged messenger RNA can jam cellular machines that make protein. The failure to clear the jams and chew up bad messengers is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s
November 7, 2014
A symposium celebration in honor of Garland Allen’s Retirement Washington University, Friday October 17, 2014