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Department of Biology


IU Biology faculty work on many organisms, including model organisms such as Daphnia pulex.

Daphnia pulex (sideways)

Current News

  • Eric Knox sequenced 52 plastid genomes in order to reconstruct the extensive rearrangements in the plant families Campanulaceae, Cyphiaceae, and Lobeliaceae. His work and discoveries are documented in the PNAS article "The dynamic history of plastid genomes in the Campanulaceae sensu lato is unique among angiosperms." [ abstract ]
  • Thom Kaufman extolls the virtues of Drosophila melanogaster in "IU leads the way in study of ‘genetic workhorse’: the humble fruit fly" in the local publication Bloom (June/July 2014). Kaufman identifies the vitality of research using this model system here at IU Bloomington—including the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center.
  • Graduate student Erkin Kuru (Brun and VanNieuwenhze labs) won the best poster prize at the Metabolic Engineering X conference held in Vancouver June 15-19.

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