•  BURP 2016

    Biology Undergraduate Research Program 2016

  • Biological Sciences Department is located in Harned Hall

    Harned Hall

  • Cyclura carinata

    Tagged male Cyclura carinata, Turks & Caicos

  • Native Blue on Host

    Adult native Blue cactus Borer Hanging on Host Plant

  • Heliconius erato

    Tagged Heliconius erato hybrid in French Guiana

  • Nematostelium gracile

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

  • Water Lilies

    Water Lilies at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

Departmental News

Chathurani Arachchige Finalist for Evolution Meeting 2017 Presentation

(2017-05-18) Chathurani Arachchige Finalist for Evolution Meeting 2017 Presentation - Chathurani Ranathunge Arachchige, Ph.D. student in Dr. Mark Welch's lab, has been selected as a finalist for the W.D. Hamilton Award for outstanding student presentations and the 2017 Evolution Meeting, June 23-27, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. The award committee selects the finalists based on the quality of their submitted abstract. This year 15 applicants were selected to give talks in the W.D. Hamilton Award Symposium of the meeting. Finalists receive a $500 travel stipend to present at the symposium.

´╗┐The Evolution Conference is the joint annual conference of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists. It is the premier opportunity for the presentation and discussion of scientific research in all areas of evolutionary biology.


Jonathan belanich Receives American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

(2017-05-18) Jonathan belanich Receives American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship - Jonathan Belanich, Ph.D. student under the direction of Dr. Heather Jordan, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received a $23,000 fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation to study abroad at the University of Copenhagen. follow the link for the story


Biological Sciences Student Ambassadors Selected

(2017-05-10) Biological Sciences Student Ambassadors Selected - please see the story at the following link - external link

Spring 2017 Society of Scholars

(2017-05-03) Spring 2017 Society of Scholars - Eight Biological Sciences seniors were recently chosen as new members of the prestigious Society of Scholars in the Arts & Sciences: Reagan Arnwine, Robyn Beattie, Margaret Eason, Anna Jackson, Haley Jenkins, Lily McCrory, Lauren Osborne, and Madilyn Petty.

Congratulations to these outstanding students!

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Mississippi State, MS 39762

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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.

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