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' discovery opens up new research directions in plant biology
Professor Roger Innes, graduate student Brian Rutter (pictured), and lab members have developed protocols for purifying and analyzing plant exosomes—providing plant scientists with new ideas about how plants communicate with microbes. Exosomes may also be useful in agricultural and medical applications. Their work was featured in The Scientist.Read the article
IU study predicts how air pollutants from U.S. forest soils will increase with climate change
Tree changes in the midwest and eastern U.S. will lead to more atmospheric chemicals that cause air pollution and respiratory illness.Read more
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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.