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 10, 2018
In the midst of what scientists consider to be a sixth mass extinction event, Washington University is joining forces with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo to collaborate on ­ life-saving research and conservation efforts.
April 6, 2018
Read about Jonathan's background and his new collaboration with MOBOT and the STL Zoo

Upcoming Events

Alison Bell, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, "Transgenerational and Behavioral Plasticity at the Molecular Level in Sticklebacks"
Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Kranz Laboratory, "TBD"
McDonnell 362 @ 4:00 pm
Cory Knoot - Pakrasi Laboratory, "Developing a Fast-Growing Cyanobacterium as a Production Host for Complex Natural Products Using Synthetic Biology"
McDonnell 362 @ 4:30 pm