Biology is fundamental to our changing world. The 21st century challenge for our students, our scholars, and the greater society is to understand our place in this changing world and to create fundamental knowledge for informed policies, economies, and social structure.
Siberian Larch, taken at our field site near Lake Khovsgol in north-central Mongolia. We are analyzing tree-ring width and stable isotopes of the tree rings to reconstruct climate, and Larch responses to climate change, over the past century as the temperature in Mongolia has risen.
Escherichia coli cells with fluorescently labeled chromosomal loci.
Giant ‘polytene’ chromosomes (white) from a fruit fly with a fluorescent probe (red) that hybridizes to a telomere-restricted DNA repeat.
Haloferax volcanii motility mutants stab-inoculated on a 0.3% agar motility plate. The “halos” and “rings” likely reflect the motility of this archaeon following gradients of attractant or repellent chemicals.
Various courtship songs produced by Drosophila species