A broad education in the life sciences

Biology is a broad discipline encompassing everything from the study of subcellular molecular machines to the interactions of different species in vast ecosystems. Our department has a history of excellence in the field of biological research, including evolutionary biology, developmental biology, ecology, bacterial and eukaryotic cell biology, genome biology, virology, and behavior. These research strengths allow us to offer a breadth of courses, allowing you to explore the diverse subject areas encompassed by modern biology.

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Faculty expertise

IU Biology faculty are world-class researchers and teachers ready to provide you with the foundational skills you need to succeed both in and outside of the classroom. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, recognized by the National Academy of Sciences, Guggenheim Fellows, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows, and more.

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