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.
Evidence found of bacteria stealing genetic material from phages and transforming it to survive
"Our work found that a gene once used by phages as a weapon against bacteria is now used by bacteria to grow and divide correctly," says postdoctoral researcher and the study's lead author Amelia Randich.Read 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.