Group photo of the School's personnel.
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 due to the situation with the Corvinvirus only local speakers will be giving seminars and those will be via Zoom meetings.
  • School of Biological Science Seminar Series Schedule - currently postpone
  • Integrative Biology Seminar Schedule  - See in the list in the lower left for weekly announcements
  • Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series - Click here for the NP Seminar Spring 2020 Schedule
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) Seminar Series  Revised CMB Seminar Schedule Spring 2020.pdf

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...

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.

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

Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series

Liisi Vink-Lainas will give a presentation - "Species habitat temperature determines the functional temperature range of the nervous system" on Friday April 3rd (rescheduled from March 20th) at noon via Zoom.

Integrative Biology Seminar

No seminar Tuesday March 30.

Cellular and Molecular Biology Seminar Series

April 1st at noon via Zoom Dana Niswonger will present her research  - "The role of different dystrophin isoforms on hypertrophy-induced muscle cell adaptations in Drosophila melanogaster larvae". CMB Seminar Flier 4-1-2020 for the Web.pdf

SBS Graduate students and faculty

2019 Group Photo