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Intellectual property workshops for faculty and staff, April 11 article thumbnailIntellectual property workshops for faculty and staff, April 11. “Leveraging Intellectual Property to Enhance Research Support” will be Tuesday, April 11, in Hovey Hall, room 102.  [Read the rest]
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Carnivore communities topic of Phi Sigma symposium, March 24 article thumbnailCarnivore communities topic of Phi Sigma symposium, March 24. Marcella Kelly of Virginia Tech will deliver the keynote address of the School of Biological Sciences Phi Sigma Research Symposium. [Read the rest]

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Alumni Seminar in Genetics

Singh seminar speaker Our next school seminar will be part of the Alumni Seminar in Genetics Series. Join us March 30 (Thursday) at 4:00p.m. to hear Dr. Vineet Singh of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in MO. Dr. Singh worked with Dr. Wilkinson as a postdoctoral fellow. He will present his current research "Significance of methionine sulfoxide reductases in Staphylococcus aureus". For an abstract of his presentation - click here.

Integrative Biology Seminar

Jessica FowlerJoin us March 28 (Tuesday) at noon in SLB121 for - Jessica Fowler's presention "Takeover on the tallgrass prairie: how Lespedeza cuneata affects the arthropod community."

 

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

Join us April 7 (Friday) at noon in JH 216 for Cody Scholtens' presention.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

March 29 (Wednesday) at noon in SLB121 join us to hear - Kevin Stanley present his research - "Pumping sodium, potassium, and other iums."


Funding for Student Research

Apply now for Weigel grants and Mockford-Thompson fellowships. Applications are due April 7th. For application materials see the Phi Sigma webpage.

Award winner
An excited Mockford-Thompson Summer Research Fellowship award winner - Kristin Duffield from 2016.

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!