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 19, 2017
co-hosted by Liz Haswell digs beneath the surface of scientific publications to get to the story behind the science
June 30, 2017
Just when we thought we knew it all, scientists have discovered that there are microbes that eat electricity, which is about as strange as people snacking by shoving a finger in an electric socket.
May 11, 2017
Senior in Biology with a concentration in neuroscience wins award

Upcoming Events

Amanda Gorton, University of Minnesota; "Exploring patterns of adaptation to climate in common ragweed"
Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center; Host: Kim Medley @ 4:00 pm
Elizabeth Frick; "Roles of peroxisomes and peroxisome-derived products in controlling plant growth and stress responses"; Strader Lab
Rebstock 322; Reception to follow Rebstock 309 @ 2:00 pm
Dr. Hani Zaher; "TBD"
Rebstock 309 @ 4:00 pm