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

September 26, 2016
A $24 million grant from NSF over five years will fund the creation of the Center for Engineering Mechanobiology.
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.

Upcoming Events

Presenter- Shalon Ledbetter; Title- "The First Biochemical Reconstitution of Cytochrome C Biogenesis"; Lab- Kranz
McDonnell 362 @ 4:00 pm
Presenter- Eric Schultz; Title- "Using Machine Vision and Computation to Determine the Role of MS Ion Channels in Root Gravitropism"; Lab- Haswell
McDonnell 362 @ 4:30 pm
Dr. Greg Radick, University of Leeds; "How and Why Darwin Got Emotional About Race"
Rebstock 215 @ 4:00 pm