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Division of Integrative Organismal Biology

The Division of Integrative Organismal Biology (IOB) supports research aimed at integrative understanding of organisms as units of biological organization, with particular emphasis on their development, form, function, and evolution.

An underlying theme in IOB is the use of a wide diversity of organisms both in identifying unifying principles common to all organisms and in understanding the variety of mechanisms that have evolved in specific organisms.

Understanding development, form, function, and evolution requires integrative approaches. These can include analyses from the molecular through the ecosystem levels, including advanced computational techniques and interdisciplinary perspectives involving other areas of biology, behavioral science, physical science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. Multidisciplinary collaborative research projects are encouraged so that different types of research techniques may be applied to single-focused problems. Current scientific emphases include:

  • BEHAVIORAL SYSTEMS
  • DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL & STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
  • FUNCTIONAL & REGULATORY SYSTEMS

 

 
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