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School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University
Department of Biology


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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18th Annual Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Research Symposium

posters from 2016 phi sigma symposium March 24 (Friday) starting at 8:00am (breakfast) in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center join us for full day of research presentations and discussions. Click here for the final version of the day's events. Registration is FREE but please sign-up with this link
Marcell Kelly keynote speakerThe day will be cappedoff by the Keynote Address at 4-5pm by Dr. Marcella J. Kelly from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. For her presentation abstract - chick here.
For a pdf of her papers follow one of the following links. Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3

Integrative Biology Seminar

Birds topic of Stephanie Scherer presentationJoin us March 21 (Tuesday) at noon in SLB121 for - Stephanie Scherer's presention "Mapping the distribution of the Scarlet-banded Barbet (Capito wallacei) using species distribution modeling."

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

Join us March 24 (Friday) at noon in JH 216 for Anjelica Rodriguez's presention.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

March 22 (Wednesday) at noon in SLB121 join us to hear - Jamie Young present his research - "UV - resistant sponges and the dirty dish debate: Whose turn is it anyway?"

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!