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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.

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