C. David Allis (Ph.D. '78) is recipient of the 2018 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (one of the highest honors in science) in recognition of his pioneering research in epigenetics.
Professor Armin Moczek's sabbatical work in Australia has been highlighted by the Australian American Fulbright Commission.
IU Biology has announced that it will no longer require the General Record Examination (GRE) as part of the application process to its M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
Biology undergraduate students Emma Hand and Joye Tracey were selected as 2018 Herman B Wells Scholars.
IU Biology hosted students from Nigeria under its new summer research program designed to provide students from Africa the chance to conduct research at IU and improve the competitiveness of their applications to graduate school.
The analysis by Professor Spencer Hall's lab and colleagues draws in part upon research in Daphnia conducted at three freshwater lakes in southern Indiana where the lab has collected samples since 2009.
New research from Pat Foster's lab and colleagues has identified "hotspots" in DNA where the risk for genetic mutations is significantly elevated.
Ph.D. student Courtney Ellison, who likes "to try and help people, especially kids, understand that bacteria are actually really cool," has made worldwide headlines with her research.
IU Biology alum Amanda Kyle Gibson (Ph.D. '16, EEB) receives 2018 Theodosis Dobzhansky Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution.
Pigments from microbes provide clue to evolution in ancient oceans–but weren't pink a billion years ago
Professor Emerita Patricia Foster explains how biomarkers tell us about life in the ocean a billion years ago. Spoiler: Pink biomarkers came from green cyanobacteria.
Education, biology experts created patent-pending BioSim 3D indoor positioning system to impact science curricula.
The first direct observation of the "DNA uptake" process could help advance efforts against drug-resistant bacteria.
A new environmental monitoring project at Indiana University has found increased numbers of the ticks that carry Lyme disease in southern Indiana.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded IU Bloomington's Drosophila Genomics Resource Center a five-year, $2.7 million grant.
IUB Professor Emeritus David Dilcher and colleagues in India identified 57-million-year-old leaf fossils from eastern India as being from the morning glory family, which includes sweet potatoes.
Graduate student Gabriel Muhire Gihana (Lacefield lab) is developing a website to help African students in STEM.
A new entry has been added to the list of plant species known to occur in Indiana: Caulophyllum giganteum, commonly known as giant blue cohosh.
Norm Pace will present "Into the natural microbial world: the beginnings of metagenomics" on Monday, May 7, 2018, from 4 to 5:00 p.m. in Myers Hall 130.
The paper “Polycomb group (PcG) proteins and Pax6 cooperate to inhibit in vivo reprogramming of the developing Drosophila eye” was selected for the cover of Development.
Professor and Chair Greg Demas was awarded the Daniel J. Ziegler Award from Villanova University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
Lecturer Adam Smith, Associate Professor Troy Smith, and colleagues have found the mechanism behind the ghost knifefish's unusual trait.
Associate Professor Heather Reynolds has been awarded a SARE Sustainable Agriculture Grant for her project, "Making the most of mulch: strategic systems for small organic tomato growers."
Starting this fall, the Department of Biology will offer an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Life Sciences jointly with the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.
Professor Daniel Kearns has been elected a 2018 fellow of the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology.
IU Biology alum Jennifer Burnett-Zieman is always thinking about the numbers and the whys behind them—from analyzing data in an office to removing worms from children in the field in Africa.
Assistant Professor Kim Rosvall was one of "A Working Group of Mothers in Science" who co-authored a PNAS article that outlines childcare guidelines for conferences.
Assistant Professor Jake McKinlay will use National Science Foundation award to advance research and teaching on bacterial nutrient exchange.
The international Animal Behavior Society has named Ellen Ketterson its 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award.
International colleagues and Professor David Kehoe have found that bacteria that can change color are the most common type of their genus in the world’s oceans.
Assistant Professor Jake McKinlay has received a $1.15 million NSF CAREER award to examine how bacteria optimize their location within communities where nutrients are cooperatively traded between cells.