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 biologists watch bacteria "harpoon" DNA to speed their evolution
The first direct observation of the "DNA uptake" process could help advance efforts against drug-resistant bacteria.Read more
IU bug-borne disease monitoring project finds deer ticks on the rise in Indiana
Distinguished Professor Keith Clay is a leader on Project Vector Shield, which will regularly collect ticks and mosquitoes on the state's southern, eastern, and western borders and analyze them to see whether they carry diseases dangerous to people.Read more
Elementary students learn complex science concepts using IU wearable technology
Education and biology experts created patent-pending BioSim 3D indoor positioning system to impact science curricula.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.