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

School of Biological Sciences Seminars

Oct 29th (Thursday) at 4:00 join us via Zoom for Kara Baldwin's presentation on "Disciplinary practice understanding among preservice STEM teachers." This her PhD dissertation defense presentation. 2020 Fall Oct 29 Baldwin flyer.pdf

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: School of Biological Sciences Schedule Fall 2020.pdf
  • Integrative Biology Seminar Series: IB Seminar Schedule Fall 2020.pdf
  • Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series -  see below for the weekly announcement
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar Series - will continue in Spring 2021

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

Oct 28th at noon via Zoom, join us to hear Julia Martin giving her defense presentation of her research - "Characterizing the relationship between GARS and p38Kb".

Integrative Biology Seminar

Oct 27th at noon via Zoom join us to hear, Logan Sauers giving a presentation on his research "Investigating

eco-evolutionary feedback and dynamics in the bumble bee gut microbiota". This is his PhD proposal presentation. 2020 10 27 Logan Sauers IB 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