Integrated Biology Group
Integrative Biology recognizes that biological systems interrelate and interact. Our faculty focus on understanding how diverse biological systems function in the broader context of the organism and its environment, as well as how environments interact with the organisms they support.
Our research systems include animals (vertebrate and invertebrate), plants and microbes. Research disciplines include ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, physiology and neurobiology, developmental biology, and computational biology including modeling and bioinformatics. Research facilities include fully equipped laboratories and excellent field sites. The composite intellectual framework is that a biological system, whether genetic, molecular, developmental, physiological, ecological or evolutionary, can best be understood by accounting for interactions with other systems.
Students are woven into this intellectual framework through collaborations among overlapping groups of faculty. These groups share a common goal of decoding the complexity underlying biological systems.