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Department of Biology

Biofilm formation.

Several IU microbiologists study bacterial multicellular behavior, such as biofilm formation.

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Current News

  • PhD student Yen-Pang Hsu and PhD graduate Erkin Kuru (both members of the Brun lab and VanNieuwenhze lab) are authors on a study reported in Science that is the first to reveal in extreme detail the operation of the biochemical clockwork that drives cellular division in bacteria. [ IU news release ]
  • Mandy Gibson, a 2016 PhD graduate (Lively lab), has been awarded the European Society of Evolutionary Biology's John Maynard Smith Prize, a major award for recent PhDs in evolutionary biology. [ prize announcement ]
  • Professors Yves Brun and Lynda Delph have been promoted to distinguished professor, the highest academic rank the university bestows upon faculty. They will be formally recognized on March 20 at a Distinguished Professor Symposium in Franklin Hall. [ IU news release ]
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