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

December 2, 2016
Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.
December 2, 2016
Barbara Kunkel, professor of biology and recipient of the 2016 David Hadas Teaching Award, shares lessons from the classroom
November 28, 2016
Joe Jez, professor of biology, contributed an article to Scientific American’s Lost in Translation: Is Science Explained Fairly in the Media?

Upcoming Events

Dec
05
James, A.J. Fitzpatrick; Washington University School of Medicine; "Visualizing Cells and Tissues by Correlating Light, X-Rays, Electrons and Ions"
Hosted by: Erik Herzog; Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Dec
07
Erica Fishel (Tech Transfer, Danforth Center)
McDonnell 412 @ 12:00 pm
Dec
14
Yunci Qi (Blodgett Lab)
McDonnell 412 @ 12:00 pm