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Sakaluk Lab research
Tree frog embryos
Marbled crayfish
graduate students in lab
Confocal microscope
72 hour old chicken embryo
Student analyzing cricket data

Seminar Schedules

  • Please note that due to the pandemic, some seminars are postponed and others will be held online only.
  • School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series: check back for Fall 2020 schedule
  • Integrative Biology Seminar Series: check back for Fall 2020 schedule
  • Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series - Check back for Fall 2020 schedule
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series - Check back for Fall 2020 schedule

Welcome From The Director

Dr. Rachel Bowden

Portrait of Dr. Rachel Bowden

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...

Biological Microscopy

Click here for information on our newly updated ISU Advanced Bioimaging Facility

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.

Free seminar speakers in Biological Sciences

Opportunities for students interested in graduate school in biology

The School of Biological Sciences funds our faculty to travel to Illinois institutions to give research seminars. Online seminars are available as well. These seminars also serve to inform your students about opportunities in our MS and PhD programs. For details, follow this link.


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Showcase of Our Student, PostDoc and Faculty Presentations

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

This series has concluded for the spring. Join us in the fall for a new series.

Integrative Biology Seminar

May 5th at noon via Zoom, Anna Scheidel will give a presentation on her research "Leaf litter of hemiparasites" Integrative Biology Seminar 2020 05 05 Announcement.pdf

Cellular and Molecular Biology Seminar Series

May 6th at noon via Zoom Julia Martin will present  - "Understanding the role of GARS in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease". CMB Seminar Flier 5-6-2020 for the website.pdf

SBS Graduate students and faculty

2019 Group Photo