Indiana University offers one of the premier graduate programs of study in evolutionary biology. With over a dozen faculty members whose research focuses on the mechanisms of evolution, our program has an amazing breadth and depth of scientific expertise. Our core faculty have strengths in evolutionary genomics, population and quantitative genetics, and phylogenetics; close collaboration with colleagues in our department bolster strengths in evo-devo, co-evolutionary dynamics, population biology, and the evolution of behavior.
We offer students a broad education in evolutionary biology, with a focus on mechanisms of change at the population level. Open collaboration between labs and a great sense of collegiality among faculty and students ensure that individuals can tailor their education and research to their own interests.
Facilities at IU provide many opportunities for conducting research, including nearby field sites at the Research and Teaching Preserve, extensive environmental chambers and greenhouse facilities, next-generation sequencing and microarray technologies at the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and shared molecular labs at the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior.