Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Indiana University Department of Biology

IU Biology offers a rich tradition of excellence in research, education, and training within the biological sciences—boasting strong, vibrant, and well-supported programs at the heart of a world-class biology department. Our core mission is to advance exceptional teaching, research, and training in the biological sciences within our classrooms and laboratories and through hands-on fieldwork and internships.

Faculty, students, and staff alike share a broad focus on the many exciting and dynamic fields within the biological sciences. IU Biology is recognized worldwide as an outstanding model of intellectual and scholarly integration, encapsulating the full breadth of the biological sciences in a single academic unit. Our faculty members are world-renowned, hard-working educators and leaders in their respective research fields; they are dedicated to the training and mentorship of the next generation of biologists.

Students benefit from modern, recently renovated research and teaching facilities that provide access to the latest technologies and methodologies in biological research—including state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation and powerful computational resources. We are proud to share that many of the students trained in our programs go on to establish their own decorated careers in the life sciences after graduating from IU.

We encourage you to visit us!

Greg Demas
Interim Chair, Department of Biology