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Julie Burns, Jen Friberg and Heidi Harbers from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department exploring Paris.
An opportunity to travel abroad!. Go abroad with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders! [Read the rest]
Photo of Lake Bloomington from the Your Water, Your Future study.
Protecting drinking water the theme of Main Street, November 2. The Main Street College Series will present “Water, Water Everywhere: Will There Be a Drop to Drink in 20 Years in Bloomington-Normal?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 2, at the Illinois State University Alumni Center.  [Read the rest]
image of faculty and student in chemistry lab
STEM social to draw underrepresented students to fields. The fourth annual Charles Morris STEM Social will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9, in the Jaime Escalante Conference Room. [Read the rest]

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The Alumni Seminar Series in Genetics

burying beetle the topic of the seminar speakerJoin us on November 30th (Thursday) to hear Dr. Sandra Steiger from the University of Frankfurt present her research - "New insights into family life – why fathers stay, mothers are so caring and offspring get spoiled" Seminars are held 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Moulton 214.

Integrative Biology Seminar

garlic mustard plant topic of Roger Anderson seminarJoin us Tuesday November 28th at noon to hear Dr. Roger Anderson's presentation - "Extreme climate events affect density of the invasive garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and disrupt years of alternating abundance of first and second year plants". Seminars are held in SLB 121 at noon until 1:00p.m..

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

Join us to hear Margaret DeMaegd present "Modulation of sensory encoding by antidromic action potentials" November 3 (Friday) at noon in Julian Hall 216

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

Join us in the spring term (2018) when this series returns.

5th Annual IPBB Symposium

Saturday, November 4th, 8:30a.m.-noon in 121 Science Lab Building, join us to hear undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs and faculty present their current research projects. View the complete schedule.

IPPB group

IPPB group 2016 Fall Symposium

Charles Morris STEM Social

Thursday, November 9th, 7:00-8:30 PM in Vrooman 103 (Escalant Room). This year's featured speaker will be Gino Corrales-Degago'13 currently at Caterpillar. Scholarship winners will be announced. For more information see the flyer

Seminar Schedules

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!