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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.

Click on each research tile below for more information.

Behavior & Neurobiology

How animals use their nervous systems to shape behavior

Biochemistry & Structural Biology

How the molecular machinery of life assembles and works

Cell Biology

How the basic units of life construct themselves and function

Coevolutionary Biology

How species that interact closely shape each other

Developmental Biology

How complex organisms arise from single cells

Ecology & Conservation Biology

How interactions affect the distributions and abundances of species

Ecosystem Science

How regional domains of life respond to biotic and abiotic factors

Evolution & Biodiversity

How species diverge from their ancestors and each other

Genetics & Genomics

How genes and environments interact to shape phenotypes

Microbial Biology

How single-celled organisms rule the world

Physiology & Functional Morphology

How organisms work as highly structured machines

Plant Biology

How plants diversify and make the fuels used by other living things