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Our Newest Redbirds: Chasing her passion all the way from Alaska article thumbnailOur Newest Redbirds: Chasing her passion all the way from Alaska. “Science is what I want to do and is my passion,” said Elise Webber from Homer, Alaska, who started her freshman year this fall at Illinois State University. [Read the rest]
Biology alumna publishes thesis in Journal of Experimental Zoology article thumbnailBiology alumna publishes thesis in Journal of Experimental Zoology. Meghan S. Strange, M.S. '15, recently published her thesis work in the Journal of Experimental Zoology. [Read the rest]
Summer Research Academy draws students from across Illinois article thumbnailSummer Research Academy draws students from across Illinois. Sixty-five high school students from across the state (and a few from out-of-state) will take part in the 2016 Illinois Summer Research Academy (ISRA), July 10-15, at Illinois State University. [Read the rest]

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Integrative Biology Seminar Series

Join us for the first seminar in this series for the fall, Tuesday August 30 at noon in SLB 121. Cody Scholtens will be giving a presentation - "Investigating mesolimbic dopamine and its role in social behavior in the Euopean starling".
Cody Scholtens

Photos Highlights from our annual Alumni Newsletter
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Moe Khalil Rachel Mandes
Marc Ashford Lucas Barickman
Mitchell Czerwinski Cal Hackler
Student researchers - Moe Khalil, Rachel Mandes, Marc Ashford, Lucas Barickman, and Mitchell Czerwinski. Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award winner - Cal Hackler

Congratulations to Amanda Wilson Carter for receiving a Research Grant from the American Society of Ichthyology and Herpetology

Amanda in the field
This research grant will support her study, "Defining thermal sensitivity: a novel trait of temperature-dependent sex determination." 

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Welcome From The Chair

Whether you are interested in plants, animals, or microbes, our interdisciplinary and collaborative research groups in the School of Biological Sciences have something for you! From investigations involving interactions at subcellular molecular levels, to function and communication within/between organ systems and organisms, to evolutionary and ecological dynamics of populations, communities and ecosystems, see how ISU can set you on the right career path!