Group photo of the School's personnel.
Microscopic neuron mapped by bright green and orange colors.
Birds nest with three brown eggs.
Students in a lab using microscopes.
Microscopic 72 hour old chicken embryo.
Fly tissues using a confocal microscope.
Microscopic injection into a crayfish egg.
A brown bird sitting on a limb with beak open.
Students with cell sorter instrument

Seminar Schedules

Dr. Craig Gatto

Welcome From The Director

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!

Read about our programs, student and faculty accomplishments, research news, and more in our **newest annual newsletter… **

Explore the Campus: New Fell Arboretum Map

ISU’s Fell Arboretum is not just a beautiful place to visit, but also a major resource as a living tree and plant “library” for academics, enthusiasts, and the public. Download the PDF map of major tree and plant sites.

Guided Tree and Plant Walks are also available for groups spanning from school children to professional organizations. Don’t miss the Fell Arboretum Plant Sale on the first Saturday of each May.

Don’t miss the Fell Arboretum Plant Sale on the first Saturday of each May.

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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Showcase of Our Student, PostDoc and Faculty Presentations

Special Seminar in Neuroscience and Physiology

Dr. Maya Babu, MD., MBA, will be giving a seminar on September 17 at 4:00pm in SLB 212. The title of her presentation is “Making Omelettes without Breaking Eggs: Trauma and Transfer Complexities”. Dr. Babu is director of adult neurotrauma at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. She is an unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant for the National Football League. She formerly served on the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association, in leadership of the American College of Surgeons and on the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program. She graduated from Harvard Medical School with an MD cum laude (2010), Harvard Business School with an MBA (2010), completed neurosurgical residency and neurocritical care fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (2017) and neurotrauma fellowship at Ryder Trauma Center (2018).

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

Ashley Salzmann will tell us about “Dopamine and reward learning” on Sept. 20 at noon in Julian Hall 216.

Integrative Biology Seminar

seminar presenters Amanda Klingler and Abe Martinez at noon on Sept 17 in 121SLB will be giving presentation. Please see the announcement for titles. Integrative Biology Seminar Announcement for Amanda K and Abe M.pdf.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

Join us in January when this series restarts.

School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University Group Photo