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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

  • "Wolbachia utilize host actin for efficient maternal transmission in Drosophila melanogaster" by Assistant Professor Irene Garcia Newton, technician Oleksandr Savytskyy, and research associate Kathy Sheehan has been published in PLOS Pathogens. [ article ]
  • Biology undergraduate Radhika Agarwal (Brun lab) has been chosen to receive the Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. The award recognizes undergraduates who collaborate on or spearhead excellent or original academic work. [ IU news release ]
  • Evie Rynkiewicz (recent doctoral student), Chris Hemmerich and Douglas Rusch (Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics), and Professors Clay Fuqua and Keith Clay investigated the bacterial community composition of ticks and their shared rodent host to quantify bacterial diversity and concordance. Their results appear in Molecular Ecology. [ abstract ]
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