Confocal Microscope image of the Germ line stem cell niche in the grasshopper.

Germ line stem cell niche in the grasshopper.

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Confocal microscopy example, showing developing fly ovary cells.

Hostile takeover protein trap expressed in Drosophila (Edwards Lab).

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Rainforest ecology class photo

Rainforest Ecology

2017 Rainforest Ecology class, La Selva, Costa Rica[Continue]

seed pod

Pennycress open seed pod

Seed pod and seeds from pennycress, a plant being developed by the Sedbrook lab into a new oilseed-producing winter cover crop to be grown throughout the U.S. Midwest Corn Belt.[Continue]

Turtle righting response

Turtle righting response

Turtle hatchlings demonstrate repeatable righting response behavior in a manner that is similar to siblings. photo credit Amanda Wilson-Carter[Continue]

Research in the Juliano lab

Research in the Juliano lab

Marti Grech doing her field experiment. Parklands[Continue]

House wren

Male house wren

Banding all house wrens on the Avian Ecology Laboratory’s study sites makes it possible to document individual variation in fitness-related traits.[Continue]

Green Algae

Green Algae

Cells of the green alga Coleochaete orbicularis divide in the same was as plants[Continue]

Visualizing the pairing of chromosomes in grasshopper meiosis.

Visualizing the pairing of chromosomes in grasshopper meiosis.

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Graduate Students in the lab

Graduate students in the Vogel lab.

Lymphocytes provide critical protection against disease. Check out Dr. Laura Vogel's research on aging and immune function![Continue]

Vegetative cover atop a turtle nest

Vegetative cover atop a turtle nest

Vegetation shades turtle nests, altering the thermal dynamics of the incubation conditions experienced by the embryos, which ultimately influences hatchling phenotype. photo credit Amanda Wilson-Carter[Continue]

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Dr. Craig Gatto

Welcome From The Chair

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!

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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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School of Biological Sciences Weekly Seminar Series

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Integrative Biology Seminar

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Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series

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