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

April 14, 2017
Rice is the world's second-biggest cereal crop, and it's the most important for human consumption. Yet in a vast majority of rice operations, a harmful copycat sits right in plain sight, sucking up nutrients and infuriating farmers.
April 12, 2017
received $822,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
April 7, 2017
The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) has named Washington University in St. Louis’ Richard Vierstra a fellow of ASPB. Vierstra is the George and Charmaine M. Mallinckrodt Professor in Arts & Sciences.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Olivier Pourquié, Department of Genetics; Harvard Medical School & Department of Pathology; "Segmental Patterning of the Vertebrate Embryo"
McD 162 @ 4:00 pm
Dinesh Gupta (Bose Lab)
McDonnell 412 @ 12:00 pm
Host: Bose/Blodgett Labs
Old Library - Life Sciences 2nd Floor @ 3:00 pm