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

June 13, 2018
Owen J. Sexton, professor emeritus of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died May 31, 2018, at his home in St. Louis County from complications of dementia, which he had battled for several years. He was 91.
May 11, 2018
Emily Haussler has been awarded the 2018 Harrison D. Stalker Award from the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
May 4, 2018
New species are not hidden only in exotic locales. Recently, graduate student Ben Wolf found a new species of alga in Forest Park.

Upcoming Events

Ashley Asmus, University of Texas, Arlington – “Spatial and temporal patterns of biodiversity loss due to nutrient addition in grasslands”
Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center @ 4:00 pm
Camille Hopkins, USGS - "Ecology of wildlife diseases at the interface of human health, domestic animal health, and invasive species"
Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center @ 4:00 pm
Dr. Tony Weisstein - Truman State University, TBD
@ 4:00 pm