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.
Student and faculty activities
Please check out the annual Alumni Newsletter from the School of Biological Sciences, which highlights achievements, awards, and activities by our current students and faculty. For the Newsletter covering 2018, as well as previous years, visit our Alumni News page .
Key Contacts in Our School
For General Information
Barbara Cox (Office Administrator)
Director of the School
Dr. Rachel Bowden
Dr Laura Vogel
Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Wade Nichols
Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies
Dr. Ben Sadd
Undergraduate Advisor - General Biology Studies, MCB and Teacher Education
Undergraduate Advisor - Pre-Health Professions - General Biology Studies and MCB
Jeff B Helms, PhD
School of Biological Sciences
Julian Hall 210
Campus Box 4120
Normal, IL 61790-4120
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