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Department of Biology

Daphnia.

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

Daphnia pulex (sideways)

Current News

  • 'Last Lecture': Read thoughts by the late Albert Ruesink—an emeritus professor of biology—on faith, environmental ethics, and climate change. [ Inside IU Bloomington article ]
  • An IU-led team of biologists has earned one of 12 biodiversity grants awarded by NSF: Associate Professor Jay T. Lennon and postdoc Ken Locey (in collaboration with Notre Dame assistant professor Stuart Jones) have been awarded over $1.9 million to fund research over the next five years aimed at better understanding the role of dormancy in maintaining microbial diversity. [ IU news release ]
  • Professor Ellen Ketterson received the Cooper Ornithological Society's Loye and Alden Miller Award for Lifetime Achievement at the society's annual meeting in September. The award has special significance since Alden Miller was an important figure in early junco science, as revealed in Chapter 3 of Ordinary Extraordinary Junco, which also documents the Ketterson lab's junco research.
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