• Cyclura carinata

    Tagged male Cyclura carinata, Turks & Caicos

  • Nematostelium gracile

    Nematostelium gracile--Dr. Matthew Brown--NSF Grant

  • Students in Microbiology Research Lab

    Students in Microbiology Research Lab

  • Water Lilies

    Water Lilies at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

  • Biological Sciences Department is located in Harned Hall

    Harned Hall

  • Native Blue on Host

    Adult native Blue cactus Borer Hanging on Host Plant

  •  BURP 2016

    Biology Undergraduate Research Program 2016

Departmental News

(2016-08-24) Biological Sciences Has New Department Head - The Department of Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Angus Dawe as Department Head. Please see his listing under People/Faculty for a brief overview of his background and research interests.

(2016-08-24) Eranga Wettewa Places 2nd in Botany in a Box Competition - Ms. Eranga Wettewa, Ph.D. student under the direction of Dr. Lisa Wallace, was awarded 2nd Place in the Botany in a Box Competition hosted by the Botanical Society of America. Her entry, called "My Little Herbarium", provided examples of pressed plants and highlighted the importance of herbarium specimens to document plant diversity and distributions. Botany in a Box is a program that provides ready-made materials to facilitate the public's understanding of plant biology.

Congratulations to Ms. Wettewa!

(2016-07-08) Dr. Reichert Named President-Elect of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. - Congratulations to Dr. Reichert!

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(2016-06-27) Dr. Mark Welch's Students Conduct Iguana Research in the Cayman Islands - see story at this link

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Contact Info

Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mailstop: 9536
Mail: PO Box GY

TEL: 662.325.3120
FAX: 662.325.7939

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Mississippi State, MS 39762


The Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University is home to 25 instructors and tenure-track faculty and more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students. We offer three B.S. degrees (Biological Sciences, Microbiology, and Medical Technology) and three graduate degrees (an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and an M.S. in General Biology, a distance program for science teachers).

Research in the Department represents the breadth of the Biological Sciences, including work in Cellular and Developmental Biology, Microbiology, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Our faculty have received research funding from all major federal funding agencies, as well as many state and private funding sources, and we have nationally respected faculty in each of the major research disciplines named above.

We invite you to browse the information provided here and to contact any of us with questions you may have about our work or potential studies in Biology at MSU.