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 4, 2016
Amelia Nguyen (Pakrasi lab) was highlighted in an article in Nature Careers on her work with the non-profit consulting organization called BALSA.
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.

Upcoming Events

Ben Sadd, Illinois State University; Host: Katie Westby; "Constrained by royal decree: trans-generational immunity in bumblebees and consequences for friend and foe"
Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center @ 4:00 pm
Laura Bhatti Catano, University of Missouri St. Louis; Host: Jonathan Myers; "Coral reefs and the ecology of fear"
Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center @ 4:00 pm
Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center @ 4:00 pm