Mission Statement

The School of Biological Sciences advances the growing body of biological knowledge through synergistic programs in research, teaching, and service. Our faculty conducts basic and applied research to educate, mentor, and train successive generations of scientists and to command national and international recognition. Our active instruction in classrooms, laboratories, and field sites promotes a sophisticated understanding of biological principles and methodologies. Our professional service and outreach advance the biological sciences, disseminating knowledge widely, and applying it to relevant societal issues.

Current Faculty Searches

The School of Biological Science is searching for new colleagues in ECOLOGY and MICROBIOLOGY at the level of Assistant Professor. For more information about these positions link to ISU’s jobs listing page.

Key Contacts in Our School

For General Information

Barbara Cox (Administrative Clerk)
Email: blreina@IllinoisState.edu

Director of the School

Dr. Craig Gatto
Email: cgatto@IllinoisState.edu

Associate Director

Dr. Rachel Bowden
Email: rmbowde@IllinoisState.edu

Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Wade Nichols
Email: wanichol@IllinoisState.edu

Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies

Dr. Steven Juliano
Email: sajulian@IllinoisState.edu

Undergraduate Advisor - General Biology Studies and MCB

Raz Steward
Email: rlstew2@IllinoisState.edu

Undergraduate Advisor - Teacher Education

Margaret Parker
Email: meparke@IllinoisState.edu


School of Biological Sciences
Julian Hall 210
Campus Box 4120
Normal, IL 61790-4120

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