Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences

School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University
Department of Biology


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Research Initiative Award recipients announced. Several faculty members will be honored with Research Initiative Awards at the Founders Day celebration on February 15. [Read the rest]
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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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The School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

This seminar series will not start until March 1st due to interviews for faculty positions. Join us on March 1st (Thursday) to hear Dr. Brian Mautz from Uppsala University, present his research - "Novel insights on ageing and reproductive trade-offs using genetic, environmental, and dietary manipulations" Seminars are held 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Moulton 214.

Integrative Biology Seminar

rainforest ecology classRainforest Ecology Student Presentations will begin this series on Tuesday January 23th. Join us to hear Anneli Kawaoka, Joe Schuld, Amanda Klingler, and Nicki Ryan give presentations of their research projects done in the rainforest of Costa Rica. Seminars are held in SLB 121 at noon until 1:00p.m..

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

Join us in the spring term (2018) when this series returns on Fridays at noon in Julian Hall 216

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

Aykhan Yusifov will be the first presentation - January 31st (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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Congratulations to Chris and Christy for recieving dissertation completion grants

Chris and Christy

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!