Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences

School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University
Department of Biology


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]
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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]
two people waving from car in parade
A Homecoming tailgate invitation. Dean Greg Simpson invites all College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to join him for a tailgate prior to the Homecoming game Saturday, October 21. [Read the rest]

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School of Biological Science Seminar Series

Alumni day speakers

Join us on October 19 (Thursday) at 4:00p.m. in MLT 214 to hear our Alumni Day Speakers - Amanda Seeber now with the Centegra Health System and Molly Schumacher now with the USDA.Come to hear about their road from ISU to their current positions.
For more about our alumni day speakers

Integrative Biology Seminar

Kara BaldwinJoin us Tuesday October 17th at noon to hear Kara Baldwin's presentation - "Teacher motivations for choosing environmental education programming: a case study of the Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin". Seminars are held in SLB 121.

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

Join us to hear Andres Vidal-Gadea present "Challenge to magnetic orientation in C. elegans! A science drama in four parts." October 13 (Friday) at noon in Julian Hall 216

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

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

Wilkinson Laboratory Alumni Symposium

Saturday, October 14th 8-4:30 in 214 Moulton Hall

Brian Wilkinson

In celebration and recognition of Dr. Brian Wilkinson's accomplishments, the School of Biological Sciences is hosting a symposium featuring his former students and post-doctorial reseachers. View the complete schedule.

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!