Blankenship Lab Research

The photosynthetic megacomplex from a cyanobacterium, which scientists have managed to 

Carlson Lab Research

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

Haswell Lab Research

Image from cover of The Plant Cell, Aug. 2011
See Related WUSTL Newsroom article: "Plants feel the force"


Wild Type Pollen

Dixit Lab Research

Studying the cell biology of plant cell morphogenesis

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

May 3, 2016
This award is named in honor of the late Harrison D. Stalker, a renowned evolutionary biologist and a world-class photographer.
May 3, 2016
The annual award recognizes academic excellence and outstanding undergraduate achievement in research.
May 3, 2016
The Quatrano Prize will be awarded annually for the most creative thesis project

Upcoming Events

Dr. Karen Kapheim, Utah State;"Causes and Consequences of Social Evolution in Bees"
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Roger Deal, Emory University:"Gene regulatory mechanisms in plant development"
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Dr. Bill Gray, University of Montana; "TBD"
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm