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Stories From UW Biology

From deep time to the distant future, from grasshoppers to elephants, and from the forest to the coast, researchers in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington work at the leading-edge of scientific exploration, tackling some of society’s most vexing and pressing issues. Our productive, innovative faculty will shape the future of biological teaching and research in the new Life Sciences Complex.

They will engage the next generation of budding scientists in authentic research experiences. They will redefine interdisciplinary collaboration. And they will advance scientific inquiry by asking important questions and making critical discoveries that will change the world.

Benjamin and Margaret Hall
April 3, 2019
The College of Arts and Sciences mourns the passing of Benjamin “Ben” Hall, emeritus professor of genome sciences and biology. Professor Hall served as a university faculty member since 1963, and continued his work with students and faculty and gave back to the UW community long after retirement. Read More
Life Sciences Building
February 27, 2019
UW's new Life Sciences Building took the top honor after public voting across the region.
Life Sciences Building
February 27, 2019
The LEED Gold building took the top honor after public voting from across the region. Read More
September 7, 2018
The University of Washington opened the doors to a new Life Sciences Building that will transform learning, teaching and research for generations. UW News
Life Sciences Building
September 5, 2018
At the University of Washington, biology is the most popular STEM major at the Seattle campus, with more than 600 bachelors’ degrees awarded annually.
September 4, 2018
Expected to open in early September, the 207,000-square-foot building will be ready to host students in the fall. Puget Sound Business Journal
Windows on the Life Sciences Building
April 4, 2018
The new Life Sciences Building features windows that allow the sun to naturally light the space. UW Sustainability Blog
Abby Swann, Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, UW Biology Professors
December 6, 2016
In UW Biology we are fueled by what if . We are driven by curiosity and a belief in what's possible. And we believe it's possible to transform the way biological research and teaching are done. Read More
August 18, 2016
Dougsley--the UW's young corpse plant--has relocated temporarily to the Volunteer Park Conservatory.