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

January 16, 2018
Researchers Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter spend most their time trying to understand how plants function.
January 8, 2018
Receives a $40,000 collaboration initiation grant
December 18, 2017
The December Biology Department Friday Gathering, hosted by the Strader Lab, featured an annual cookie exchange and contest.

Upcoming Events

Jan
22
Rebstock 309 @ 4:00 pm
Jan
25
Dr. Sarah Kocher; Princeton University; "Harnessing natural variation to study the evolution of social behavior"
Host: Bruce Carlson; Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Jan
29
Dr. Jason Peters; University of California, San Francisco; "Functional Genomics in Bacteria using CRISPR Interference"
Host: David Queller; Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm