Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences

School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University
Department of Biology


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Biomath certificate changing the game for new field of science. Combining the fields of mathematical modeling, data analysis, computer science, and biological sciences, a new graduate certificate program in mathematical biology is changing the approach to biomathematics. [Read the rest]
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Fell Arboretum plant sale, May 5. The annual Fell Arboretum plant sale will be held from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 5. [Read the rest]
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An invitation to celebrate Dean Greg Simpson. A retirement reception for Dean Gregory Simpson will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center. [Read the rest]

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School of Biological Sciences Weekly Seminar Series

Join us in August when this series restarts.

Integrative Biology Seminar

Join us in August when this series restarts.

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

Special seminar this week on June 6th (Wednesday) at noon in SLB 121!
Dr. Julian Gutekunst from the Division of Epigenetics of the German Cancer Research Center will present "Clonal Genome Evolution and Rapid Invasive Spread of the Marbled Crayfish" For the flier follow this link.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

Join us in January when this series restarts.

Free seminar speakers in Biological Sciences

Opportunities for students interested in graduate school in biology

The School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, will pay the way of our faculty to travel to nearby institution to give research seminars.  Through these seminars we will make your students aware of opportunities for MS and PhD degrees in our graduate program.  For details, follow this link. 

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Integrative Plant Biology and Biofuels (IPBB) Annual Poster Session

Friday April 27th 4-5:30pm

SLB 4th floor atrium

IPBB presenters

Presenters from the 2017 session.

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!