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 nearly $317,000 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

Seminar Speaker Dr Almeida Join us on March 29th (Thursday) to hear Dr. Antje Almeida from the Dept of Chemisty and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, present her research - "Peptides as Probes for Lipid Membranes: Membrane Heterogeneity, Lipid Structure, and Why We Care". Seminars are held 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Moulton 214. For her abstract of this seminar follow this link.

Integrative Biology Seminar

Marc AshfordMarc Ashford will present his research - "Formation of ILF-like structures in hatchling T. scripta " 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 "Tracking a neural code during multimodal processing and motor pattern selection: Sensory context drives network principles in motor control" on March 23rd. This series of discussions and presentations meets Fridays at noon in Julian Hall 216.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

Pooja Kadaba Ranganath will give a presentation on her research on April 4th (Wednesday) at noon in SLB 121. No seminar for March 28th.

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!