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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

  • Indiana University has promoted Craig Pikaard to distinguished professor, the highest academic rank the university can bestow upon its faculty. [ IU news release ]
  • A team of IU microbiologists (Yves Brun, Daniel Kearns, Sidney Shaw, and Malcolm Winkler) and chemists (Stephen Jacobson and Michael Van Nieuwenhze) have been awarded a major $3.4 million collaborative grant by the National Institutes of Health to develop new reagents and methods to study the bacterial cell wall, the main target for the design of new antibiotics. [ IU news release ]
  • McKinlay lab members—Tim Kremer, Breah LaSarre, Amanda Posto, and Jake McKinlay—have a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describing an efficient bacterial process for ethanol production that uses nitrogen gas instead of industrial fertilizers. [ IU news release | article ]
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