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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

  • Professor Patricia Foster, Professor Haixu Tang, and colleagues have found that forces in the external environment and oxidation are the greatest threats to an organism’s ability to repair damage to its own DNA. The results are reported in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [ IU news release | article ]
  • Professor Greg Demas is co-author on a study that found that sexual activity (even outside the window of ovulation) causes immune system changes which increase chances of conception. The results could eventually influence recommendations for couples trying to get pregnant and could also potentially impact treatment for people with autoimmune disorders. [ IU news release ]
  • Postdoc Eduardo Zattara (Moczek Lab) has been awarded the 2015 Gill Image Award for his image titled "Pre-metamorphic horned beetle brain." [ image | image description ]
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