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School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University
Department of Biology


Juliano awarded $435,000 NIH grant for mosquito studies article thumbnailJuliano awarded $435,000 NIH grant for mosquito studies. Steven Juliano received a $435,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the most advantageous time during the life cycle of mosquitoes to kill them. [Read the rest]
CAS boasts eight Bone Scholars article thumbnailCAS boasts eight Bone Scholars. Eight students with majors in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) have been named 2016-2017 Robert G. Bone Scholars at Illinois State University. They are William Darrow, chemistry and mathematics; Jackie Durnil, communication sciences and disorders; Alexis Econie, sociology and communication; Nora Fredstrom, health sciences and chemistry; Adrianne Howe, psychology; Lauren Koszyk, music and […] [Read the rest]
Six win 2015-2016 CAS Excellence Awards article thumbnailSix win 2015-2016 CAS Excellence Awards. Six members of the College of Arts and Sciences were presented with 2015-2016 Excellence Awards at the Dean’s Fall Address and Awards Ceremony on September 13. Professor Maria Schmeeckle, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, won the John A. Dossey Award for Outstanding Teaching by a tenured faculty member. Professor Allison Harris, Department of Physics, won […] [Read the rest]

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Integrative Biology Seminar Series

Join us for this series, Tuesday September 20 at noon in SLB 121. Nicole will be giving a presentation - "A GIS analysis of land cover effects on water systems: nutrients and algae in stormwater ponds".
Nicole Wilson

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!