Ben-Shahar Lab Research

Observing honey bee guarding behavior at Tyson Research Center for graduate research in the Ben-Shahar lab

Carlson Lab Research

Electric organ discharges in the genus Paramoryrops (top) are more diverse than in the genus Petrocephalus (bottom).

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

September 26, 2016
Elizabeth Haswell, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, was named a Faculty Scholar by a trio of major philanthropies Sept. 22. In all, just 84 out of more than 1,400 applicants were successful.
September 16, 2016
A conversation with biologist Joseph Jez on what will make life less of a struggle for plants — and us
September 14, 2016
Awarded a three-year, $949,000 grant from the National Science Foundation

Upcoming Events

Sep
26
Dr. John McCutcheon; University of Montana ;"How Horizontal Gene Transfer and Symbiont Replacement Built the Bacteria-Within-Bacterium Endosymbiosis in Mealybugs"
EEPB Program Student Invited Speaker; Hosted by: Marshall Wedger; Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Oct
03
Dr. Susan Golden; University of California, San Diego; "How Cells Tell Time"
PMB Graduate Students Invited Speaker; Hosted by: Joe Jez; Rebstock 322  @ 4:00 pm
Oct
07
Presenter- Barbara Kunkel; Title- "Yet Another Role for the Plant Hormone Auxin: A Signaling Molecule in Plant-pathogen Interactions"; Lab- Kunkel
McDonnell 362 @ 4:00 pm