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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

School of Biological Sciences Seminars

Sept 17th at 4:00 Dr. Maggie Gardener the Career and Professional Development Coordinator at University of Michigan Medical School will give a presentation on "Career Development". via Zoom 

Seminar Schedules

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

Sept 16th at noon via Zoom, Margaret DeMaegd with give a presentation on her research "Neuropeptide modulation restores signal spread by counterbalancing membrane shunt"

Integrative Biology Seminar

Sept 22th at noon via Zoom, Ian Rines will give a presentation on his research "Battle of the sexes: nuptial food gifts as a device for manipulating female reproduction" 2020 09 22 Ian Rines Seminar Announcement.pdf

Cellular and Molecular Biology Seminar Series

Join us in Jan 2021 when this seminar series will continue

SBS Graduate students and faculty

2019 Group Photo