About us

Biological Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all the divisions of natural sciences studying various aspects of vital processes. The concept includes diverse fields of experimental biology such as anatomy, physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, chemical biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, genomics, immunology, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, stem cell research, systems biology, and biophysics, and covers all organisms from microorganisms, animals to plants.

INSTAR Lab promotes theoretical and experimental studies and research leading to advancement in and dissemination of the biological sciences for the advantage of the community. To accomplish this, the Society organizes periodic scientific meetings in which scientists communicate, comment, and discuss research carried out in our laboratories or foreign research laboratories. In addition, relations and cooperation with similar domestic and foreign institutions are stimulated, and communication by all appropriate means of biological research carried out in United States.

Organisms are evolving and changing every day, creating, molding, and even deleting genetic diversity. Meanwhile, next-generation sequencing is reinventing evolutionary biology and our ability to track and probe evolutionary processes. Our researchers use cutting-edge tools to understand evolutionary processes within whole genomes that lead to differences in organismal function. We also use evolutionary differences to detect species in nature and predict their responses to environmental change. We study the disease growth in many organisms, mostly in wild populations.

Biology faculty are engaged in a wide range of genetic studies that leverage the inheritance patterns that confer important traits. Modern genomic tools and approaches, including whole-genome sequencing and 'transcriptome' analysis, are dramatically empowering the search for the genes and mutations that determine diseases, development, drug resistances, and even natural variation and speciation. INSTAR Lab has established both the instrumentation and interdisciplinary analytical facilities to support these expansive and other revolutionary views of biological systems.

Most of the world’s animals are insects. Insects play a critical role in ecosystem function, many of them transmit dangerous disease, and some of them are endangered. Researchers investigate the cellular and genetic determinants of infectious diseases with emphases on the host response to infection, modeling, and epidemiology of disease and mechanisms of transmission and prevention. The program is highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and bridges basic sciences with comprehensive educational and research endeavors to help build integrated programs in global health.