Message from the Chair

We welcome your interest in the Indiana University Department of Biology

Our faculty, students, and staff share a broad but unified focus on the exciting and dynamic fields within the biological sciences. 

Our mission is to advance education, research, and training in biology in classrooms, in laboratories, and through fieldwork. 

The IU Department of Biology is well recognized as an outstanding modern example of an integrated department, encapsulating the full breadth of the biological sciences. Our faculty members are dedicated educators and leaders in their research fields. Many of the scientists trained in our programs have gone on to impressive careers of their own. 

Students benefit from vibrant research programs as well as from access to the latest technologies in our research and teaching facilities, including advanced scientific instrumentation and computational resources.

Clay Fuqua
Chair, Department of Biology