Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences

School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University
Department of Biology


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ISU faculty win $316,778 grant from National Science Foundation. ISU faculty have won a nearly $317,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. This grant was used to purchase a flow cytometer cell sorter. [Read the rest]
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The 2018 Illinois Summer Research Academy, June 25-29. The 2018 Illinois Summer Research Academy (ISRA) will begin Monday June 25 and run through Friday June 29 on the campus of Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal, Illinois.  [Read the rest]
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Vogel to lead a ‘fantastic voyage’ for College of Arts and Sciences Lecture, March 6. Professor of Immunology Laura Vogel will deliver the spring Distinguished Lecture for the College of Arts and Sciences on the unsung heroes of the immune system.  [Read the rest]

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The School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Hauder eggs Join us on March 8th (Thursday) to hear Dr. Mark E. Hauber from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, present his research - "Self- and species recognition in brood parasitic birds" Seminars are held 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Moulton 214. For his abstract of this seminar follow this link.

Integrative Biology Seminar

Dylan Poorboy speakerDyland Poorboy will present his research - "Effects of territory quality on reproductive allocation in female house wrens (Troglodytes aedon)" on Tuesday March 20th. Seminars are held in SLB 121 at noon until 1:00p.m.

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

Chris Goldsmith will present his research on March 23rd. This series of discussions and presentations meets Fridays at noon in Julian Hall 216.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

Christy Fornero will give a present on Regulation of the Microtubule Cytoskeleton in Arabidopsis on March 21st (Wednesday) at noon in SLB 121.

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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The university winner of the 3-Minute Thesis Competition (3-MT) - Kristin Duffield! Congratulations. See her award winning presentation.

KD winner of #MT

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!