In a rapidly changing climate, the newly launched MCB is the first center dedicated to studying why the Midwest is losing biodiversity. It will develop solutions and encourage implementation.
IU Biology news
Luke Nikolov is working to understand plant development to such a detailed degree that it could lead to easier gene manipulation with specific benefits for humans.
The national honor recognizes Lindsey Way as an outstanding undergraduate who shows great promise in math, science, or engineering.
Read about Lauren "Wren" Garcia's summer internship at Eli Lilly and Company.
Evolutionary biologist awarded nearly $2 million to study chromosome evolution and the consequences of sex chromosome fusions
Ryan Bracewell receives NIH MIRA to explore chromosome evolution and why the Y is special and weird.
NIH funds Lesley Weaver’s research to better understand how organs communicate for proper tissue function—knowledge key to understanding tissue repair and regeneration.
Research team to conduct genome-wide study in fruit flies to identify genetic risk factors for Type 2 diabetes
NIH funds Jason Tennessen and collaborators to better understand how individual genes contribute to the early stages of Type 2 diabetes.
Jay Lennon and his research team found that a synthetically constructed minimal cell stripped of all but essential genes can evolve.
Understanding the context-responsive nature of development through a newly NSF-funded study on horned beetles
National Science Foundation funding will allow Armin Moczek, Phil Davidson, and Erica Nadolski to characterize the regulatory networks shaping development of diverse traits in males and females experiencing a range of nutritional conditions.
Beloved corpse plant (Amorphophallus titanum) "Wally" is expected to bloom near the end of June.
Ankur Dalia receives $2.34 million from renewed Maximizing Investigators' Research Award to continue his research.
The IU College of Arts and Sciences has named Libby Tilghman as 2023 College Advisor of the Year.
Honor recognizes Rich Hardy for local, national, and international distinction in both teaching and research/creative activity.
IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology honors Newton with its Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award.
Farrah Bashey-Visser and colleagues determined that rather than following divergent evolutionary paths reflecting host specialization, a generalist species can share evolutionary innovations via genetic exchange.
Six faculty members in our department have been awarded for their instructional skills and dedication to their students.
Distinguished Professor Curt Lively's election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences showcases his remarkable achievements.
IU has recognized Xindan Wang as a promising tenure-track faculty member by presenting her with its 2023 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.
Daniel Schwartz and Jay Lennon describe in a recent article in the journal mBio how phages in the human gut acquire sporulation genes from bacteria they may use to hijack their hosts.
Patton will be recognized for and will discuss his work to create new, inexpensive rotavirus vaccines on May 3, 2023.
NSF awarded prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship to four IU Biology students; two other students in department received honorable mention.
Indiana Academy of Science presented Indiana flora expert Paul Rothrock with its Distinguished Service Award in recognition of Rothrock's career-long contributions to IAS leadership and service projects.
IU-led research team seeks solutions for agriculture and medicine by studying extracellular RNA's role in shaping microbiomes
Distinguished Professor Roger Innes will lead the seven-institution research collaboration granted $6 million from the National Science Foundation.
Undergrad Camille Pushman's research to identify regions of the genome that code for body size and development time in mountain pine beetles could lead to better control of the pest.
W. Dan Tracey has been funded nearly $2 million through a 5-year Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for Established Investigators to broaden his research on nociception.
Newton's election to the American Academy of Microbiology is based on her record of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.
Leonie Moyle and Irene Newton have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor recognizing their outstanding contributions to the progress of science and research.
It is with sadness the Department of Biology reports the death of esteemed alumnus and epigenetics pioneer C. David Allis.
IU evolutionary biologists are first to uncover the average age over the past 250,000 years that men versus women become parents—and also find the age gap between the sexes is shrinking.
IU knowledge base for fruit fly research selected as one of the inaugural members of the Global Core Biodata Resources
FlyBase has been recognized as an elite, open-access, international biological knowledge base by induction into the Global Biodata Coalition's first collection of Global Core Biodata Resources.
Armin Moczek surprised students in his entomology class with a buffet of edible insects while also revealing facts about insects they unknowingly eat every day.