Leading-edge research + specialized training

We are a large unified department conducting world-class research spanning the breadth of biological questions and experimental systems — from ecosystems to nanobiology, from evolution to cell and molecular biology to systems biology and bioinformatics.

IU Biology is home to four graduate programs:

Our graduate programs offer opportunities for cutting-edge research training in key areas of behavior, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, ecology, evo-devo, evolution, genetics, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, and plant biology. You have the opportunity to become a superb researcher in your chosen area of specialization. You will learn how to plan and critically analyze scientific research, present seminars, write high-quality research papers, and get grants funded. Our degree programs are designed to allow maximum intellectual development and training for a multitude of future careers, from university-level research and teaching, to the biotechnology industry, to non-profit environmental work.

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Faculty expertise

Our faculty are respected leaders in their fields. The diversity of expertise and scientific approach represented in our 60+ faculty, combined with an exceptional collegial culture, is what makes IU Biology stand out and has made IU a premiere place for performing research. You will study and work alongside award-winning researchers and teachers—our faculty include members of the National Academy of Sciences, Guggenheim Fellows, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows, and more.

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