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Arts & Sciences has over 1,000 faculty and staff who utilize their diverse expertise in the pursuit of research breakthroughs, gaining a deeper understanding of the world's most pressing issues and serving as mentors of the next generation.

select honors from our faculty

9 Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences
Guggenheim Fellows in past 7 years
6 Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Economics

Recent Faculty Grants & Awards

Barbara Kunkel, a professor in the Department of Biology, has been awarded $645,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of research on "Roles of Auxin During Pseudomonas syringae Pathogenesis."

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More from The Ampersand

Three Questions with Adia Harvey Wingfield

Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology, studies the intersection of race, work and sociology. In addition to writing regularly about such matters for The Atlantic, she also has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work.

Staff at a U.S. Army hospital wearing masks during the “Spanish” influenza pandemic of 1918. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Histories of contagion

Rebecca Messbarger, professor of Italian and founding director of the Medical Humanities program, discusses examples of social distancing from medieval Florence to Progressive Era St. Louis.

Dean Barbara Schaal looks ahead

With the spread COVID-19 around the globe, Washington University made the tough decision to move all instruction online for the remainder of the semester. During these challenging times, we hope that stories from across Arts & Sciences – including this update from Dean Schaal – will help connect our community.