Researchers in the Department of Biology expand our knowledge base in a variety of fields. These fields range from cell and molecular biology through ecology and the environment to physiology and paleontology and combine many different methods to understand biological processes. Leading-edge, collaborative research is done in several major areas:

  • Evolution & Ecology
  • Neuroscience & Physiology
  • Development, Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Global Change Biology & Biodiversity

Our research involves studies in animal and plants and uses both model (e.g. Drosophila, Synechocystis, Mouse, …) and non-model species.

A range of state-of-the-art research resources are the basis for diverse and collaborative research and include:


  • Katharina Braeutigam
  • Mery Cheng
  • Marc Currie
  • Marcus Dillon

  • Ingo Ensminger

  • Ted Erclik
  • George Espie
  • Darryl Gwynne