Welcome to the Department of Biology

Department of Biology at Illinois State University
Department of Biology
photo credits: Diane Byers

Controlled Environmental Facilities for Living Organisms

For research with microbes and algae to plants and animals we have a range of facilities for experimental research where controlling the enironmental conditions is key.

  • Aquarium Room
    • for fish and shellfish
    • includes a 4,800 liter Fresh and Saltwater tank system for sea creatures
  • Incubators
    • for bateria, fungi, and flies
  • EGC Growth Chambers
    • for algae and plants
  • Research Greenhouses
  • Vertebrate Animal Care
    • ISU maintains a staffed, centralized vivarium for housing many vertebrate species used in research and teaching.