Blankenship Lab Research

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

Templeton Lab Research

The transition from isolated patches to a metapopulation in the eastern collared lizard in response to prescribed fires.

Schaal Lab Research

Studying biogeography, crop evolution, invasive species, phylogeography, speciation, and systematics.

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"

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

February 27, 2015
Ram V. Dixit, PhD, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received a five-year, $1,163,940 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award
February 13, 2015
Young bees are forced too early into adult roles
February 4, 2015
The Big History Project features several notable scientists and historians, including Washington University professor of biology Ursula Goodenough.

Upcoming Events

"Investigating Auxin Signaling Through AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR (ARF) Interactions and Stability" - David Korasick (Jez & Strader Labs)
McDonnell 412 @ 12:00 pm
"Genetically Modified Organisms: A Christian Appeal for Using Biotechnology to Combat World Hunger" - Peter Raven PhD
Wilson 214 @ 7:00 pm
"The Shocking Predatory Strike of the Electric Eel" - Ken Catania
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm