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The mystery of the mimic plant

The mystery of the mimic plant

Planting for the future: Arboretum curator Stan Braude shares his goal for the campus landscape as well as for those who enjoy it.

Planting for the future: Arboretum curator Stan Braude shares his goal for the campus landscape as well as for those who enjoy it.

Displays of Fall Leaves Won’t Change Much with Climate Change, But Leaves May Become Less Brilliant

Displays of Fall Leaves Won’t Change Much with Climate Change, But Leaves May Become Less Brilliant

Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures announces first round of funded projects

Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures announces first round of funded projects

Birdwatching Has Big Mental-Health Benefits. Here’s How to Start

Birdwatching Has Big Mental-Health Benefits. Here’s How to Start

Slow Birding

Slow Birding

Keeping creativity at the heart of science

Keeping creativity at the heart of science

Kranz laboratory biologists report structure of heme transporter

Kranz laboratory biologists report structure of heme transporter

Herzog installed as Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor

Herzog installed as Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor

Arts & Sciences announces fall 2022 SPEED grant winners

Arts & Sciences announces fall 2022 SPEED grant winners

Mallott's path to microbiome research

Mallott's path to microbiome research

Why Fall Color Will Fade

Why Fall Color Will Fade

Really watching those birds: ‘slow birding,’ with joan strassmann

Really watching those birds: ‘slow birding,’ with joan strassmann

Humans Are Hardwired to Cheat. Here’s How We Stop Ourselves.

Humans Are Hardwired to Cheat. Here’s How We Stop Ourselves.

Diversity Feeds Discovery: Spotlight on Arpita Bose

Diversity Feeds Discovery: Spotlight on Arpita Bose

A disordered domain plays a key role in cell division

A disordered domain plays a key role in cell division

Life & Work with Joan Strassmann

Life & Work with Joan Strassmann

Biologist Wang to explore formation and regulation of key organizing complex in animal cells

Biologist Wang to explore formation and regulation of key organizing complex in animal cells

Using electric fish, biologist Carlson to study neuroplasticity and behavioral evolution

Using electric fish, biologist Carlson to study neuroplasticity and behavioral evolution

Hidden microbiome fortifies animals, plants too

Hidden microbiome fortifies animals, plants too

The icing on the cake: Biologist applies epigenetics to challenges in medicine, agriculture

The icing on the cake: Biologist applies epigenetics to challenges in medicine, agriculture

No, autumn leaves are not changing color later because of climate change

No, autumn leaves are not changing color later because of climate change

Rice Growers Continue to Battle Weedy Enemy

Rice Growers Continue to Battle Weedy Enemy

Celebrating outstanding faculty and staff

Celebrating outstanding faculty and staff

Bose participates in White House summit on American bioeconomy

Bose participates in White House summit on American bioeconomy

Meet our new faculty: Natural sciences and mathematics

Meet our new faculty: Natural sciences and mathematics

Weedy rice has become herbicide resistant through rapid evolution

Weedy rice has become herbicide resistant through rapid evolution

Sound may be key to separating molecules, cells

Sound may be key to separating molecules, cells

Congratulations to the Neuroscience Community Award Winners!

Congratulations to the Neuroscience Community Award Winners!

Modified nucleotides used in COVID-19 vaccines work as designed

Modified nucleotides used in COVID-19 vaccines work as designed

Improving microbial electrosynthesis with novel cathode modifications

Improving microbial electrosynthesis with novel cathode modifications

Evolution Only Thinks About One Thing, and It’s Crabs

Evolution Only Thinks About One Thing, and It’s Crabs

Science research roundup: July and August 2022

Science research roundup: July and August 2022

 Seedy, not sweet: Ancient melon genome from Libya yields surprising insights into watermelon relative

Seedy, not sweet: Ancient melon genome from Libya yields surprising insights into watermelon relative

Retraction with honor

Retraction with honor

Özpolat talks about regeneration research and science-inspired pottery

Özpolat talks about regeneration research and science-inspired pottery

 Does this gopher ‘farm’ the roots it eats?: Root-cropping behavior may represent a kind of husbandry

Does this gopher ‘farm’ the roots it eats?: Root-cropping behavior may represent a kind of husbandry

A bacterium that is not a microbe

A bacterium that is not a microbe

Zhong Lab's review article featured in Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Zhong Lab's review article featured in Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Zhong Lab's paper featured in Nature Communications

Zhong Lab's paper featured in Nature Communications

Study: Climate change improves violet blooms, but there’s a hitch

Study: Climate change improves violet blooms, but there’s a hitch

Endangered species need help: No biology expertise required

Endangered species need help: No biology expertise required

Study points to Armenian origins of ancient crop with aviation biofuel potential

Study points to Armenian origins of ancient crop with aviation biofuel potential

Spatial aspects of biodiversity important for healthy forests

Spatial aspects of biodiversity important for healthy forests

Urban bees collaboration wins USDA grant

Urban bees collaboration wins USDA grant

World’s biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp

World’s biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp

Climate Change and Common Violets

Climate Change and Common Violets

A piece of the puzzle into climate research: freshwater wetlands microbes

A piece of the puzzle into climate research: freshwater wetlands microbes

Science research roundup: May 2022

Science research roundup: May 2022

Flight, Feathers, and Freedom: What birds mean to us and why we should treat them better.

Flight, Feathers, and Freedom: What birds mean to us and why we should treat them better.

Could soil microbes be a solution to the climate crisis?

Could soil microbes be a solution to the climate crisis?

Arts & Sciences announces first cohort of SPEED grant recipients

Arts & Sciences announces first cohort of SPEED grant recipients

Science research roundup: April 2022

Science research roundup: April 2022

Champion for equitable education, May honored with Ethic of Service Award

Champion for equitable education, May honored with Ethic of Service Award

Climate Change Is Shrinking Animals, Especially Bird-Brained Birds

Climate Change Is Shrinking Animals, Especially Bird-Brained Birds

Brains and brawn helped crows and ravens take over the world

Brains and brawn helped crows and ravens take over the world

From rare soil microbe, a new antibiotic candidate

From rare soil microbe, a new antibiotic candidate

Jez installed as the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology

Jez installed as the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology

Into the wild

Into the wild

Environmental researchers celebrate Earth Month all year

Environmental researchers celebrate Earth Month all year

Board grants faculty appointments, promotions, tenure

Board grants faculty appointments, promotions, tenure

Architecture, biology and ‘Cellular Transformations’

Architecture, biology and ‘Cellular Transformations’

Molecular ‘blueprint’ illuminates how plants perceive light

Molecular ‘blueprint’ illuminates how plants perceive light

Daylight saving time year-round would make our lives worse, Wash U expert says

Daylight saving time year-round would make our lives worse, Wash U expert says

Barbara Schaal returns to teaching with a new course on biology and environmental policy

Barbara Schaal returns to teaching with a new course on biology and environmental policy

Renner edits special issue on separate sexes in plants

Renner edits special issue on separate sexes in plants

New model predicts how geographic features influence evolutionary outcomes

New model predicts how geographic features influence evolutionary outcomes

The Senate Just Voted for You to Get Less Sleep, Expert Says

The Senate Just Voted for You to Get Less Sleep, Expert Says

Why Do Lizards Do Pushups? 7 Strange Facts You Didn't Know About the Reptiles

Why Do Lizards Do Pushups? 7 Strange Facts You Didn't Know About the Reptiles

A predator could have sent hundreds of blackbirds crashing to their death in Mexico

A predator could have sent hundreds of blackbirds crashing to their death in Mexico

Decarbonization with microbial electrosynthesis

Decarbonization with microbial electrosynthesis

Sneaky male guppies affect food web dynamics

Sneaky male guppies affect food web dynamics

Science research roundup: February 2022

Science research roundup: February 2022

Goins joins Biology with a passion for helping all students succeed

Goins joins Biology with a passion for helping all students succeed

Chalker Lab and ISP to expand and sustain hands-on science in K-12 classrooms using Tetrahymena

Chalker Lab and ISP to expand and sustain hands-on science in K-12 classrooms using Tetrahymena

How birds are adapting to climate crisis-CNN

How birds are adapting to climate crisis-CNN

Brainy birds may fare better under climate change

Brainy birds may fare better under climate change

Herzog to test how cortical neurons, hormones regulate daily patterns of behavior

Herzog to test how cortical neurons, hormones regulate daily patterns of behavior

AAAS names eight Washington University faculty as 2021 fellows

AAAS names eight Washington University faculty as 2021 fellows

Seed production, recruitment affect how trees are migrating due to climate change

Seed production, recruitment affect how trees are migrating due to climate change

Chalker to expand hands-on science in K-12 classrooms

Chalker to expand hands-on science in K-12 classrooms

Levin wins NIH grant

Levin wins NIH grant

Vierstra receives NIH grant

Vierstra receives NIH grant

2021: A year of outstanding accomplishment

2021: A year of outstanding accomplishment

Student of sleep: A profile of Lizzie Tilden

Student of sleep: A profile of Lizzie Tilden

From Microbes to the Climate Crisis: An Interview with Microbiology Professor Arpita Bose

From Microbes to the Climate Crisis: An Interview with Microbiology Professor Arpita Bose

Microbial electrosynthesis for sustainable bioproduction

Microbial electrosynthesis for sustainable bioproduction

A pathway emerges  Biologists describe structure and function of a heme transport and assembly machine

A pathway emerges Biologists describe structure and function of a heme transport and assembly machine

43 years later, alumnus reflects on professor who helped him achieve his life goal

43 years later, alumnus reflects on professor who helped him achieve his life goal

Science research roundup: November and December 2021

Science research roundup: November and December 2021

Arts & Sciences faculty among world’s most highly cited researchers

Arts & Sciences faculty among world’s most highly cited researchers

The arsenal of molecular biology to combat the climate crisis

The arsenal of molecular biology to combat the climate crisis

No, St. Louis is not arriving later at peak fall foliage. A biologist explains why

No, St. Louis is not arriving later at peak fall foliage. A biologist explains why

Why is the North American fall so red, compared with Europe?

Why is the North American fall so red, compared with Europe?

Microbial electrosynthesis for sustainable bioproduction

Microbial electrosynthesis for sustainable bioproduction

WashU Expert: Time to retire daylight saving time

WashU Expert: Time to retire daylight saving time

Islands are cauldrons of evolution: Study explores adaptation in island, mainland anoles

Islands are cauldrons of evolution: Study explores adaptation in island, mainland anoles

First artificial scaffolds for studying plant cell growth

First artificial scaffolds for studying plant cell growth

Islands are cauldrons of evolution: Study explores adaptation in island, mainland anoles

Islands are cauldrons of evolution: Study explores adaptation in island, mainland anoles

The new-new kids on the block: hybrid lizards

The new-new kids on the block: hybrid lizards

Recognizing outstanding faculty and staff

Recognizing outstanding faculty and staff

Faculty spotlight: Anthony Smith, assistant dean and academic coordinator

Faculty spotlight: Anthony Smith, assistant dean and academic coordinator

Three new faculty searches seek to address environmental racism in St. Louis and beyond

Three new faculty searches seek to address environmental racism in St. Louis and beyond

A&S Faculty and Staff Awards

A&S Faculty and Staff Awards

‘Fight or flight’ – unless internal clocks are disrupted, study in mice shows

‘Fight or flight’ – unless internal clocks are disrupted, study in mice shows

These Bacteria Steal from Iron and Could Be Secretly Helping to Curb Climate Change

These Bacteria Steal from Iron and Could Be Secretly Helping to Curb Climate Change

Hot topic: Fire and biodiversity in the Missouri Ozarks

Hot topic: Fire and biodiversity in the Missouri Ozarks

Behold the humble water flea, locked in a battle of mythological proportions

Behold the humble water flea, locked in a battle of mythological proportions

Dr Arpita Bose – Harnessing Microbes to Produce Sustainable Plastics and Biofuels

Dr Arpita Bose – Harnessing Microbes to Produce Sustainable Plastics and Biofuels

Missouri Wetlands Could Hold Smallest Weapon For Fighting Climate Change

Missouri Wetlands Could Hold Smallest Weapon For Fighting Climate Change

This Wasp Nest of Mine, I’m Gonna Let It Shine

This Wasp Nest of Mine, I’m Gonna Let It Shine

Meet our new faculty: Natural sciences and math

Meet our new faculty: Natural sciences and math

Bose awarded Anant Fellowship for Climate Action

Bose awarded Anant Fellowship for Climate Action

More Fun Than Fun: Plants Also Have Their Social Lives and Family Disputes

More Fun Than Fun: Plants Also Have Their Social Lives and Family Disputes

For larger, older trees, it’s all downhill from here

For larger, older trees, it’s all downhill from here

White clover’s toxic tricks traced to its hybridization

White clover’s toxic tricks traced to its hybridization

This Fish Is The Master Of The Poignant Pause

This Fish Is The Master Of The Poignant Pause

In search of refuge  Researchers look at whether Ozark oases at Tyson Research Center — climate change refugia — could help species persist in spite of rising temperatures.

In search of refuge Researchers look at whether Ozark oases at Tyson Research Center — climate change refugia — could help species persist in spite of rising temperatures.

Pakrasi to work on positive farming effort

Pakrasi to work on positive farming effort

A brief history of the cabbage butterfly’s evolving tastes

A brief history of the cabbage butterfly’s evolving tastes

Discovery of CO2-absorbing bacteria in Missouri bolsters wetlands’ importance in combating climate change

Discovery of CO2-absorbing bacteria in Missouri bolsters wetlands’ importance in combating climate change

What’s Holding Streptomyces Back from Producing Gene-Encoding Drugs?

What’s Holding Streptomyces Back from Producing Gene-Encoding Drugs?

An ecologist and an engineer come together to create Robotany: a portable, low-cost platform for precise automated aerial imaging of field plots

An ecologist and an engineer come together to create Robotany: a portable, low-cost platform for precise automated aerial imaging of field plots

Depth of perception: In plant cells, a conserved mechanism for perceiving mechanical force resides in unexpected location

Depth of perception: In plant cells, a conserved mechanism for perceiving mechanical force resides in unexpected location

When stubborn bugs refuse to make drugs

When stubborn bugs refuse to make drugs

The Exit Interview: Dan Hanson

The Exit Interview: Dan Hanson

A bubble of air lets some lizards breathe underwater

A bubble of air lets some lizards breathe underwater

Living Earth Collaborative announces 2021 seed grant recipients

Living Earth Collaborative announces 2021 seed grant recipients

These Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change, A 'Serendipitous' Finding

These Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change, A 'Serendipitous' Finding

Electricity-eating bacteria could help oceans absorb more carbon, study finds

Electricity-eating bacteria could help oceans absorb more carbon, study finds

Arpita Bose: Finding collaborative solutions in surprising places

Arpita Bose: Finding collaborative solutions in surprising places

Science research roundup: May and June 2021

Science research roundup: May and June 2021

Fish Use Dramatic Pauses Too, Wash U Professor Finds

Fish Use Dramatic Pauses Too, Wash U Professor Finds

Shrinking to survive: Bacteria adapt to a lifestyle in flux

Shrinking to survive: Bacteria adapt to a lifestyle in flux

If I never knew you:  Australian reptiles highlight urgent need for taxonomic research in the fight against biodiversity loss

If I never knew you: Australian reptiles highlight urgent need for taxonomic research in the fight against biodiversity loss

Spotlight Series: Jonathan Myers & the Tyson Research Center FDP of the Ozark Highlands

Spotlight Series: Jonathan Myers & the Tyson Research Center FDP of the Ozark Highlands

Tiny Electricity Eating Marine Microbes with a Big Job - Carbon Sequestration In Marine Wetlands

Tiny Electricity Eating Marine Microbes with a Big Job - Carbon Sequestration In Marine Wetlands

Where Did Watermelon Come From?

Where Did Watermelon Come From?

 A ‘jolt’ for ocean carbon sequestration: Electricity-eating bacteria in marine sediments may play role in combating climate change

A ‘jolt’ for ocean carbon sequestration: Electricity-eating bacteria in marine sediments may play role in combating climate change

More than half of Caribbean lizards and snakes disappeared after Europeans arrived

More than half of Caribbean lizards and snakes disappeared after Europeans arrived

Zaher wins NIH grant

Zaher wins NIH grant

Electric fish — and humans — pause before communicating key points

Electric fish — and humans — pause before communicating key points

A seedy slice of history: Watermelons actually came from northeast Africa

A seedy slice of history: Watermelons actually came from northeast Africa

 Made in the shade or fun in the sun:  New insights into how phytochromes help plants sense and react to light, temperature

Made in the shade or fun in the sun: New insights into how phytochromes help plants sense and react to light, temperature

Ralph Quatrano will be 2021 Honorary Grand Marshal

Ralph Quatrano will be 2021 Honorary Grand Marshal

 Heme is not just for Impossible Burgers

Heme is not just for Impossible Burgers

Yehuda Ben-Shahar wins 2021 Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award

Yehuda Ben-Shahar wins 2021 Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award

Associate Professor Arpita Bose will be a faculty marshal in the graduate student ceremony on May 21st

Associate Professor Arpita Bose will be a faculty marshal in the graduate student ceremony on May 21st

Meacham, Bose receive university’s first DEPSCoR grant since 1996

Meacham, Bose receive university’s first DEPSCoR grant since 1996

Biology department wins HHMI ‘Driving Change’ grant

Biology department wins HHMI ‘Driving Change’ grant

Plant sex chromosomes defy evolutionary models

Plant sex chromosomes defy evolutionary models

Beehives Are Held Together by Their Mutual Gut Microbes

Beehives Are Held Together by Their Mutual Gut Microbes

 Mountain high:  Andean forests have high potential to store carbon under climate change

Mountain high: Andean forests have high potential to store carbon under climate change

A community of plant biologists develops guide for science outreach

A community of plant biologists develops guide for science outreach

 Scene Rooted in St. Louis: The Ethnobotanical Work of Professor Memory Elvin-Lewis

Scene Rooted in St. Louis: The Ethnobotanical Work of Professor Memory Elvin-Lewis

The body’s daily clock may influence cancer treatment success

The body’s daily clock may influence cancer treatment success

Q&A with Jason Weber, Professor, WUSM, Oncology

Q&A with Jason Weber, Professor, WUSM, Oncology

A tale of two forests could reveal path forward for saving endangered lemurs

A tale of two forests could reveal path forward for saving endangered lemurs

Communicating science with empathy and intention

Communicating science with empathy and intention

Coastal lupine faces specific extinction threat from climate change

Coastal lupine faces specific extinction threat from climate change

Washington People: Barbara Kunkel

Washington People: Barbara Kunkel

Biology Faculty Promotions

Biology Faculty Promotions

Diversity in nature and academia

Diversity in nature and academia

Eleanor Pardini talks about childhood, environmental research and public service

Eleanor Pardini talks about childhood, environmental research and public service

Building a better green workhorse

Building a better green workhorse

Biologist Dixit awarded $2M to study dynamics of intracellular scaffolds

Biologist Dixit awarded $2M to study dynamics of intracellular scaffolds

Michael Landis: Evolutionary radiations along the Hawaiian conveyor belt

Michael Landis: Evolutionary radiations along the Hawaiian conveyor belt

Orange is the new ‘block’:  Structure reveals key features that help block excess light absorption during photosynthesis

Orange is the new ‘block’: Structure reveals key features that help block excess light absorption during photosynthesis

A conversation with Barbara Kunkel - 2020 AAAS fellow - on being a woman scientist

A conversation with Barbara Kunkel - 2020 AAAS fellow - on being a woman scientist

Obituary: Walter H. Lewis, professor emeritus in Arts & Sciences, 90

Obituary: Walter H. Lewis, professor emeritus in Arts & Sciences, 90

Seeking to avoid ‘full lockdown,’ cells monitor ribosome collisions

Seeking to avoid ‘full lockdown,’ cells monitor ribosome collisions

American Society for Cell Biology member profile: Ursula Goodenough

American Society for Cell Biology member profile: Ursula Goodenough

Discovery against all odds: Rita Levi-Montalcini

Discovery against all odds: Rita Levi-Montalcini

From mountain biking to mice brains

From mountain biking to mice brains

In fire-prone West, plants need their pollinators — and vice versa

In fire-prone West, plants need their pollinators — and vice versa

AAAS names 7 Washington University faculty as 2020 fellows

AAAS names 7 Washington University faculty as 2020 fellows

The future of STEM education: engaging our undergraduates in doing science

The future of STEM education: engaging our undergraduates in doing science

Wash U Professor Erik Herzog Explains Why Daylight Saving Time Is Bad For Us

Wash U Professor Erik Herzog Explains Why Daylight Saving Time Is Bad For Us

Andrés López-Sepulcre on guppies and eco-evolutionary theory

Andrés López-Sepulcre on guppies and eco-evolutionary theory

Rising higher than ever – where the electricity eating microbes and hunters are now

Rising higher than ever – where the electricity eating microbes and hunters are now

Hengen awarded $1.8M to study sleep’s contribution to brain function

Hengen awarded $1.8M to study sleep’s contribution to brain function

Living Earth Collaborative announces 2020 seed grant recipients

Living Earth Collaborative announces 2020 seed grant recipients

Plants without cellular recycling systems get creative in the dark

Plants without cellular recycling systems get creative in the dark

Erik Herzog talks about his background and research

Erik Herzog talks about his background and research

Ancient Python Lays Eggs, Apparently Without Male Help

Ancient Python Lays Eggs, Apparently Without Male Help

Early infection makes plants more vulnerable to later infection

Early infection makes plants more vulnerable to later infection

Arpita Bose: Creating plastics from electricity with “Biobatteries”

Arpita Bose: Creating plastics from electricity with “Biobatteries”

Once infected, twice infected

Once infected, twice infected

An Avian Dilemma — How Birds Are Hijacking Others' Nests To Raise Their Young

An Avian Dilemma — How Birds Are Hijacking Others' Nests To Raise Their Young

Meet the hedge fund managers of avian world: Faced with uncertainty, brood parasites literally lay eggs in more baskets

Meet the hedge fund managers of avian world: Faced with uncertainty, brood parasites literally lay eggs in more baskets

Resilience: a summer 2020 case study

Resilience: a summer 2020 case study

Zeroing out their own zap: Time-shifted inhibition helps electric fish ignore their own signals

Zeroing out their own zap: Time-shifted inhibition helps electric fish ignore their own signals

Meet Lizard Man, a reptile-loving biologist tackling some of the biggest questions in evolution

Meet Lizard Man, a reptile-loving biologist tackling some of the biggest questions in evolution

Joe Jez speaks at the Amgen Scholars Summer Science Series

Joe Jez speaks at the Amgen Scholars Summer Science Series

Gar Allen office moving project

Gar Allen office moving project

Yehuda Ben-Shahar promoted to professor of biology

Yehuda Ben-Shahar promoted to professor of biology

Alan Templeton interviewed on St. Louis on the Air

Alan Templeton interviewed on St. Louis on the Air

Ram Dixit promoted to professor of biology

Ram Dixit promoted to professor of biology

Scientists take part in Ecology publication

Scientists take part in Ecology publication

Bruce Carlson promoted to professor of biology

Bruce Carlson promoted to professor of biology

Revolution Medicines Reports New Application of Tri-Complex Modality for “Undruggable” Protein Targets and Announces License to Ginkgo Bioworks to Explore Potential Use Against Novel Coronavirus

Revolution Medicines Reports New Application of Tri-Complex Modality for “Undruggable” Protein Targets and Announces License to Ginkgo Bioworks to Explore Potential Use Against Novel Coronavirus

An ion channel senses cell swelling and helps cells to choose a response

An ion channel senses cell swelling and helps cells to choose a response

WashU Expert: ‘Extinction crisis even worse than realized’

WashU Expert: ‘Extinction crisis even worse than realized’

How to build better highways in plants

How to build better highways in plants

New Profs in the Age of COVID19 - @swannegordon

New Profs in the Age of COVID19 - @swannegordon

Society for the Study of Evolution highlights Michael Landis

Society for the Study of Evolution highlights Michael Landis

The mystery of the great naked mole-rat migration

The mystery of the great naked mole-rat migration

Flawed Research as a Teaching Tool in Undergraduate Science Courses

Flawed Research as a Teaching Tool in Undergraduate Science Courses

DBBS faculty spotlight on Rachel Penczykowski

DBBS faculty spotlight on Rachel Penczykowski

Leadership change in store at International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Leadership change in store at International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

$1.2M grant to study evolution of Central American lizards

$1.2M grant to study evolution of Central American lizards

Meet the incoming dean: Feng Sheng Hu

Meet the incoming dean: Feng Sheng Hu

How ‘undertaker’ bees recognize dead comrades

How ‘undertaker’ bees recognize dead comrades

Weedy rice is unintended legacy of Green Revolution

Weedy rice is unintended legacy of Green Revolution

Biology community comes together to share thoughts, concerns about COVID-19

Biology community comes together to share thoughts, concerns about COVID-19

Rice, know thy enemy: NSF grants $2.6M to study weedy invader

Rice, know thy enemy: NSF grants $2.6M to study weedy invader

Patrizia d’Ettorre joins the WashU biology department as Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professor

Patrizia d’Ettorre joins the WashU biology department as Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professor

Birds of a feather better not together: 'Homogenization’ threatens ecosystems at larger geographic scales

Birds of a feather better not together: 'Homogenization’ threatens ecosystems at larger geographic scales

Genomics Reveals How Humans Can Inadvertently Drive Plant Mimicry

Genomics Reveals How Humans Can Inadvertently Drive Plant Mimicry

New grant awards in the Biology Department

New grant awards in the Biology Department

Naked mole rats migrate above ground with no help from the moon

Naked mole rats migrate above ground with no help from the moon

Faculty Spotlight: Michael Landis, Assistant Professor of Biology

Faculty Spotlight: Michael Landis, Assistant Professor of Biology

New Biology Faculty Member Michael Landis

New Biology Faculty Member Michael Landis

Haswell Lab continues legacy of Quatrano Lab’s moss research at Wash U

Haswell Lab continues legacy of Quatrano Lab’s moss research at Wash U

Schaal named to agricultural research foundation

Schaal named to agricultural research foundation

Joshua Blodgett named to the Early Career Reviewer Board at Journal of Biological Chemistry

Joshua Blodgett named to the Early Career Reviewer Board at Journal of Biological Chemistry

The Clock Inside-Erik Herzog on NPR's Science Friday

The Clock Inside-Erik Herzog on NPR's Science Friday

Remembering Barbara G. Pickard

Remembering Barbara G. Pickard

Grain traits traced to ‘dark matter’ of rice genome

Grain traits traced to ‘dark matter’ of rice genome

And then there was light Arts & Sciences researchers provide new insights on the photoconversion mechanism of phytochromes

And then there was light Arts & Sciences researchers provide new insights on the photoconversion mechanism of phytochromes

Joseph Jez named Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology

Joseph Jez named Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology

Erik Herzog named Viktor Hamburger Professor of Biology

Erik Herzog named Viktor Hamburger Professor of Biology

Faculty Spotlight: Swanne Gordon, Assistant Professor of Biology

Faculty Spotlight: Swanne Gordon, Assistant Professor of Biology

Straight from the source: Arts & Sciences researchers discover novel process microbes use to harvest electrons

Straight from the source: Arts & Sciences researchers discover novel process microbes use to harvest electrons

Getting to know Tyson's plant disease research team

Getting to know Tyson's plant disease research team

This year, let’s make standard time permanent

This year, let’s make standard time permanent

Dr. Elizabeth Haswell: Researching How Plant Cells Sense and Respond to Internal Forces-#524 of People Behind the Science Podcast

Dr. Elizabeth Haswell: Researching How Plant Cells Sense and Respond to Internal Forces-#524 of People Behind the Science Podcast

This Strange Rule Is What Makes the Human Brain So Powerful

This Strange Rule Is What Makes the Human Brain So Powerful

Bose wins new grant for Gateway Science Summer Program

Bose wins new grant for Gateway Science Summer Program

Jez awarded patent for work on engineered plants

Jez awarded patent for work on engineered plants

L’Oréal USA Awards 11 Female Scientists With Grants to Support Mentorship Efforts Across the U.S.

L’Oréal USA Awards 11 Female Scientists With Grants to Support Mentorship Efforts Across the U.S.

New England winters are on the decline due to climate change, study says

New England winters are on the decline due to climate change, study says

These Microbes ‘Eat’ Electrons for Energy

These Microbes ‘Eat’ Electrons for Energy

NSF funds research on nitrogen fixation

NSF funds research on nitrogen fixation

Brain tunes itself to criticality, maximizing information processing

Brain tunes itself to criticality, maximizing information processing

Brave new world Simple changes in intensity of weather events "could be lethal," researcher says

Brave new world Simple changes in intensity of weather events "could be lethal," researcher says

Faculty Spotlight: Barbara Kunkel, Professor of Biology

Faculty Spotlight: Barbara Kunkel, Professor of Biology

Hiding in plain sight: Early rice farmers unwittingly selected for weedy imposters, Arts & Sciences biologists find

Hiding in plain sight: Early rice farmers unwittingly selected for weedy imposters, Arts & Sciences biologists find

Recognizing excellence in teaching and service

Recognizing excellence in teaching and service

Can we kill superbugs before they kill us?

Can we kill superbugs before they kill us?

Stan Braude: Stories from the Classroom

Stan Braude: Stories from the Classroom

Meet our new faculty: Natural sciences and mathematics

Meet our new faculty: Natural sciences and mathematics

Big brains or big guts: Choose one Alternate ecological strategies help birds survive unpredictable conditions

Big brains or big guts: Choose one Alternate ecological strategies help birds survive unpredictable conditions

In Defense Of Naked Mole Rats And What We Can Learn From Them

In Defense Of Naked Mole Rats And What We Can Learn From Them

WashU Expert: Proposed changes will stamp out ‘countless species’

WashU Expert: Proposed changes will stamp out ‘countless species’

Sticky proteins help plants know when — and where — to grow New research uncovers a mechanism that keeps hormone auxin in its place

Sticky proteins help plants know when — and where — to grow New research uncovers a mechanism that keeps hormone auxin in its place

Rethinking seizures associated with cardiac disease: Fly study suggests neuronal gene malfunction, not oxygen deprivation, is behind long QT seizures

Rethinking seizures associated with cardiac disease: Fly study suggests neuronal gene malfunction, not oxygen deprivation, is behind long QT seizures

Haswell and Carlsson receive NSF grant

Haswell and Carlsson receive NSF grant

Strange Evolution: the Weird Future of Life on Earth

Strange Evolution: the Weird Future of Life on Earth

‘Antibacterial’ Chemical in Consumer Products Causes More Harm by Making Bacteria Stronger

‘Antibacterial’ Chemical in Consumer Products Causes More Harm by Making Bacteria Stronger

Putting the brakes on lateral root development: Arts & Sciences research could help plants better cope with distinct soil conditions and environments

Putting the brakes on lateral root development: Arts & Sciences research could help plants better cope with distinct soil conditions and environments

Neural Networks and Variance, the Implications for Disease-Futuretech Podcast featuring Keith Hengen

Neural Networks and Variance, the Implications for Disease-Futuretech Podcast featuring Keith Hengen

Mustering a milder mustard Scientists reveal protein responsible for a bitter taste. But will it help us to eat our greens?

Mustering a milder mustard Scientists reveal protein responsible for a bitter taste. But will it help us to eat our greens?

Joe Jez talks about his first year as Biology Chair

Joe Jez talks about his first year as Biology Chair

Dear Scientists: Please Make a Version of Stevia That Isn’t Gross

Dear Scientists: Please Make a Version of Stevia That Isn’t Gross

Gearing up for the Midwestern Collegiate Climate Summit

Gearing up for the Midwestern Collegiate Climate Summit

Structuring sweetness: What makes Stevia so sweet?  The molecular madness that makes an herb 200 times sweeter than sugar

Structuring sweetness: What makes Stevia so sweet? The molecular madness that makes an herb 200 times sweeter than sugar

Petra Anne Levin: Current Biology

Petra Anne Levin: Current Biology

Kathy Miller: reflections on retirement

Kathy Miller: reflections on retirement

Bob Blankenship: reflections on retirement

Bob Blankenship: reflections on retirement

Biology Professors inducted into National Academy of Sciences

Biology Professors inducted into National Academy of Sciences

Can Wearing ‘Well Fashion’ Really Improve Your Health?

Can Wearing ‘Well Fashion’ Really Improve Your Health?

Barbara Schaal to receive NSB Public Service Award

Barbara Schaal to receive NSB Public Service Award

The kids are alright:  Family quarrels in seeds reveal the ways parents and offspring sometimes evolve in conflicting directions

The kids are alright: Family quarrels in seeds reveal the ways parents and offspring sometimes evolve in conflicting directions

Jonathan Losos receives 2019 Sewall Wright Award

Jonathan Losos receives 2019 Sewall Wright Award

Specialist enzymes make E. coli antibiotic resistant at low pH

Specialist enzymes make E. coli antibiotic resistant at low pH

Tidying up: A new way to direct trash to autophagy  Researchers find new way to clean up cells; discovery could aid attack on human disease

Tidying up: A new way to direct trash to autophagy Researchers find new way to clean up cells; discovery could aid attack on human disease

Creating sustainable bioplastics from electricity-eating microbes

Creating sustainable bioplastics from electricity-eating microbes

Rusted root: Weedy rice repeatedly evolves ‘cheater’ root traits

Rusted root: Weedy rice repeatedly evolves ‘cheater’ root traits

Faculty Spotlight: April Bednarski

Faculty Spotlight: April Bednarski

Study shows how electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide

Study shows how electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide

Bose Lab publishes new paper in Nature Communications

Bose Lab publishes new paper in Nature Communications

Sinking really low – the story of a microbe, electricity and carbon dioxide

Sinking really low – the story of a microbe, electricity and carbon dioxide

Vierstra wins Stephen Hales Prize

Vierstra wins Stephen Hales Prize

Washington People: Erik Herzog

Washington People: Erik Herzog

Blodgett awarded CAREER grant to study biosynthetic silence

Blodgett awarded CAREER grant to study biosynthetic silence

Germ-Killing Chemical Shields Bacteria From Antibiotics

Germ-Killing Chemical Shields Bacteria From Antibiotics

WashU Expert: The eternal sunshine of perennial ‘wintertime’:  Abandoning daylight saving time makes public health sense

WashU Expert: The eternal sunshine of perennial ‘wintertime’: Abandoning daylight saving time makes public health sense

Bose receives US Army grant

Bose receives US Army grant

Blodgett receives CAREER grant from NSF

Blodgett receives CAREER grant from NSF

Chemical added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment: Triclosan added to toothpaste, mouthwash to kill bacteria inadvertently makes such cells stronger

Chemical added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment: Triclosan added to toothpaste, mouthwash to kill bacteria inadvertently makes such cells stronger

Earning a bee’s wings: In hives, graduating to forager a requirement for social membership

Earning a bee’s wings: In hives, graduating to forager a requirement for social membership

Three faculty members named microbiology fellows

Three faculty members named microbiology fellows

Tamed Conflict:  How evolutionary biologists attempt to make sense of the existence of organisms from first principles

Tamed Conflict: How evolutionary biologists attempt to make sense of the existence of organisms from first principles

Roy Curtiss III and Josephine Clark-Curtiss talk about life after Wash U

Roy Curtiss III and Josephine Clark-Curtiss talk about life after Wash U

Faculty Spotlight: Heather Barton

Faculty Spotlight: Heather Barton

Purple reigns

Purple reigns

How to make your podcast stand out in a crowded market

How to make your podcast stand out in a crowded market

Like a spelling bee, but for neuroscience: WashU Brain Bee set for Feb. 16

Like a spelling bee, but for neuroscience: WashU Brain Bee set for Feb. 16

Biology Professor Highlights Active Learning in Science Education

Biology Professor Highlights Active Learning in Science Education

Plant’s recycling system important in sickness and in health

Plant’s recycling system important in sickness and in health

Should Evolution Treat Our Microbes as Part of Us?

Should Evolution Treat Our Microbes as Part of Us?

Biology Chair Joseph Jez elected as AAAS Fellow

Biology Chair Joseph Jez elected as AAAS Fellow

New maps hint at how electric fish got their big brains

New maps hint at how electric fish got their big brains

Faculty Spotlight: Mary Lambo

Faculty Spotlight: Mary Lambo

Replaying the tape of life: Is it possible?

Replaying the tape of life: Is it possible?

Erik Herzog on Daylight Savings Time

Erik Herzog on Daylight Savings Time

Richard D. Vierstra receives NIH grant

Richard D. Vierstra receives NIH grant

Obituary: David L. Kirk, professor emeritus of biology, ISP faculty fellow, 84

Obituary: David L. Kirk, professor emeritus of biology, ISP faculty fellow, 84

Dr. Himadri Pakrasi receives U.S. Department of Energy grant

Dr. Himadri Pakrasi receives U.S. Department of Energy grant

Keith Hengen is chosen to be a Next Generation Leader by the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Keith Hengen is chosen to be a Next Generation Leader by the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Erik Herzog receives the Award for Education in Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Erik Herzog receives the Award for Education in Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Feeding Electricity To Bacteria

Feeding Electricity To Bacteria

Monkey DNA may solve mysteries, help conservation

Monkey DNA may solve mysteries, help conservation

Faculty Spotlight: Joseph Jez, Biology Chair

Faculty Spotlight: Joseph Jez, Biology Chair

Sniffing out error in detection dog data

Sniffing out error in detection dog data

In sync: How cells make connections could impact circadian rhythm

In sync: How cells make connections could impact circadian rhythm

Bacteria in a changing environment

Bacteria in a changing environment

Jonathan Losos publishes new book

Jonathan Losos publishes new book

Jez Lab receives NSF grant to collaborate with Maeda Lab at UW-Madison

Jez Lab receives NSF grant to collaborate with Maeda Lab at UW-Madison

Leggy lizards don’t survive the storm

Leggy lizards don’t survive the storm

Strassmann/Queller Lab receives NSF grant

Strassmann/Queller Lab receives NSF grant

Jonathan Myers and collaborators awarded NSF EAGER grant

Jonathan Myers and collaborators awarded NSF EAGER grant

Researchers engineer bacteria that create fertilizer out of thin air

Researchers engineer bacteria that create fertilizer out of thin air

Ram Dixit named new co-director of the Plant and Microbial Biosciences

Ram Dixit named new co-director of the Plant and Microbial Biosciences

Jonathan Myers and Hani Zaher receive tenure

Jonathan Myers and Hani Zaher receive tenure

ISP’s Victoria May honored for work with students

ISP’s Victoria May honored for work with students

A New Species in Forest Park

A New Species in Forest Park

Three biology faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

Three biology faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

Bugged out by climate change

Bugged out by climate change

Sally Elgin: Lessons learned in a life of science

Sally Elgin: Lessons learned in a life of science

Sally Elgin receives the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award

Sally Elgin receives the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award

Sustaining life on Earth

Sustaining life on Earth

Faculty Spotlight: Jonathan Losos

Faculty Spotlight: Jonathan Losos

WashU Spaces: Keith Hengen

WashU Spaces: Keith Hengen

Hands-on event teaches St. Louis teens about cell biology

Hands-on event teaches St. Louis teens about cell biology

Yehuda Ben-Shahar awarded $770,000 by the National Science Foundation

Yehuda Ben-Shahar awarded $770,000 by the National Science Foundation

Making Drugs From Bugs

Making Drugs From Bugs

Is Daylight Saving Time necessary? And, why ‘springing ahead’ is harder than ‘falling back’

Is Daylight Saving Time necessary? And, why ‘springing ahead’ is harder than ‘falling back’

Keeping plant-cell motors on track

Keeping plant-cell motors on track

(Daylight Saving) Time is not on your side

(Daylight Saving) Time is not on your side

Arms races and cooperation among amoebae in the wild

Arms races and cooperation among amoebae in the wild

Haswell elected council delegate for AAAS

Haswell elected council delegate for AAAS

The Secret Lives of Plants

The Secret Lives of Plants

Celebrating science at the ISP’s annual Darwin Day

Celebrating science at the ISP’s annual Darwin Day

Secrets of teaching with Wikipedia

Secrets of teaching with Wikipedia

David Kirk receives 2018 Science Educator Award from the Academy of Science – St. Louis

David Kirk receives 2018 Science Educator Award from the Academy of Science – St. Louis

Becoming a biotech explorer

Becoming a biotech explorer

St. Louis Area Brain Bee Takes Teens Inside the Human Mind

St. Louis Area Brain Bee Takes Teens Inside the Human Mind

Obituary: John Majors, emeritus professor of biochemistry, molecular biophysics, 69

Obituary: John Majors, emeritus professor of biochemistry, molecular biophysics, 69

2 St. Louis plant scientists dig deep into the struggles of research

2 St. Louis plant scientists dig deep into the struggles of research

 Arpita Bose receives a $40,000 collaboration initiation grant

Arpita Bose receives a $40,000 collaboration initiation grant

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