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School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University
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An opportunity to travel abroad!. Go abroad with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders! Open to all alumni, faculty and staff. [Read the rest]
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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]

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The School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Spearker Laura Sullivan-BeckersJoin us on December 7th (Thursday) to hear Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers from the Dept. of Biological Sciences at Murray State University, present her research - "Copulation, Cannibalism, and Cognition: Stories of spider love making" Seminars are held 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Moulton 214. For her presentation abstract.

Integrative Biology Seminar

This series will restart in Janurary with presentations by students doing research projects in the rainforest of Costa Rica. Join us Tuesday January 23th at noon to hear about their exciting research and great adventure. Seminars are held in SLB 121 at noon until 1:00p.m..

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

Join us to hear Abbi Benson present "Behavioral effects of RNAi-mediated silencing in gap junction proteins of Marbled Crayfish" December 8 (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!