Our faculty, research scientists, and graduate and undergraduate students are exploring everything from ecosystems to microbiology and developmental biology; evolution to cell biology; molecular biology to systems biology, bioinformatics, and genomics. Together, we explore the breadth of biological questions and experimental systems.
Undergraduate receives prestigious award
Microbiology major Andrew Quest named Goldwater Scholar.Read more
What can horned beetles tell us about the mechanisms of plasticity and their evolution?
Organisms deal with unpredictable developmental environments thanks to environmental-responsive genomes. A landmark study of genome-wide gene expression in beetles by Postdoctoral Fellow Sofía Casasa and colleagues illuminates how these genomes evolve.Read more
Common rotavirus vaccine may be key to protecting children against COVID-19
Instead of taking a “flu-like approach” to creating a new vaccine, Professor John Patton and his team are leveraging the lab’s ongoing work exploring rotavirus to develop a vaccine that will protect children against COVID-19.Read more
IU's response to coronavirus COVID-19
IU's coronavirus COVID-19 response website is being updated as the situation evolves.IU COVID-19 response
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Our faculty members are world-class researchers and teachers who share an excitement for the life sciences. The multiplicity of expertise and scientific approach, combined with our exceptional collegial culture, is what makes IU Biology stand out and has made IU a premiere place for performing research.
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The IU Department of Biology is a community of diverse academic scientists, students, and staff from a wide range of cultures, nationalities, races, and social backgrounds. We are committed to celebrating diversity and inclusion as well as maintaining a culture of respect and kindness.