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

February 24, 2017
Last weekend, Washington University hosted the 7th annual St. Louis Area Brain Bee (SLABB) in Rebstock Hall on the Danforth Campus.
February 22, 2017
Boldly going where no man (or woman) has gone before
February 7, 2017
David Kirk, professor emeritus of biology in Arts & Sciences, works to improve evolution education for students. He leads the Institute for School Partnership’s annual Darwin Day celebration for K-12 teachers, which will be Saturday, Feb. 11.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Prachee Avasthi, University of Kansas Medical Center; “Novel Trafficking and Signaling Mechanisms Regulating Flagellar Assembly in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”
Hosted by: Petra Levin; Rebstock 322 @ 4:00 pm
Nat Ellis (Topp Lab)
McDonnell 412 @ 12:00 pm
Molly Sutherland; "A Novel Approach to Study Heme Transporters"; Kranz Lab
McDonnell 362 @ 4:00 pm