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We offer exceptional opportunities to think, work and collaborate across levels of biological organization and styles of research. The links below lead to information about research projects and groups in our areas of special strength.

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Behavior & Neurobiology

Behavior of animals and its neurological basis

Biochemistry & Structural Biology

Molecular underpinnings of the biological world

Cell Biology

Structure and function of the fundamental unit of life

Coevolutionary Biology

Evolutionary consequences of interactions between species

Developmental Biology

Growth from a single cell to a complex multicellular organism

Ecology & Conservation Biology

Determinants of the distribution and abundance of organisms

Ecosystem Science

Influence of biotic and abiotic factors on organisms

Evolution & Biodiversity

Mechanisms governing phenotypic variation and diversity of organisms

Genetics & Genomics

Mechanisms and outcomes of inheritance

Microbial Biology

Diversity of microbes and interactions with their environment

Physiology & Functional Morphology

Relationship between structure, function and physiology of organisms

Plant Biology

Determinants of plant diversity, form and function