Our faculty, research scientists, and graduate and undergraduate students are exploring everything from ecosystems to microbiology and developmental biology; evolution to cell biology; molecular biology to systems biology, bioinformatics, and genomics. Together, we explore the breadth of biological questions and experimental systems.
IU botanist collects Indiana’s newest plant species
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.Read more
New undergraduate degree in molecular life sciences
Starting fall semester, we will offer an interdisciplinary B.S. degree in Molecular Life Sciences jointly with the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.Learn more
A range of research strengths
Diversity of expertise + scientific approach
Our faculty are world-class researchers and teachers who share an excitement for the life sciences. The diversity of expertise and scientific approach, combined with our exceptional collegial culture, is what makes IU Biology stand out and has made IU a premiere place for performing research.