• Cyclura carinata

    Tagged male Cyclura carinata, Turks & Caicos

  • Biological Sciences Department is located in Harned Hall

    Harned Hall

  • Silphium

    Silphium (Prairie dock) from a local roadside

  • Heliconius erato

    Tagged Heliconius erato hybrid in French Guiana

  • Butterfly House Noxubee Refuge October 2014

    Butterfly House Roadshow at Noxubee Refuge October 2014

  • Students in Microbiology Research Lab

    Graduate and Undergraduate Students working in Microbiology Research lab

  • Native Blue on Host

    Adult native Blue cactus Borer Hanging on Host Plant

Departmental News

(2016-01-26) Dr. Matthew Brown Awarded NSF Grant - Dr. Matthew Brown is Principal Investigator on an NSF Grant entitled "Examining the macroevolutionary trajectories in Amoebozoa, a major lineage of eukaryotes." The National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $825,000 began in May of 2015 and will continue through April 2018. Follow the link to learn more

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(2015-12-18) Biological Sciences Ph.D. Student Receives a 2015 Love of Learning honor by Phi Kappa Phi - Jonathan R. Belanich is receiving an award from the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. He is pursuing a doctoral degree in Biological Sciences-Microbiology and a master's in Applied Anthropology. See full article at this link

http://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2015/12/high-achieving-msu-grad-student-receives-honor-society-award - external link

(2015-11-03) Fall 2015 Society of Scholars Inductees - Congratulations to all the recent Society of Scholars Inductees, especially our Biological Sciences students: Madison Milhoan (Pre-Medicine), Sydney Duran (Pre-Dental), and Caitlin Henley (Pre-Medicine). See the full story @ the following link. - external link

(2015-05-07) Congratulations Carter Holland - Carter Holland recently won the Student Poster Competition at the 2015 Southern Biological Engineering Convention.

Carter began working in the Stewart lab as a Shackouls Honors College and Biological Sciences Directed Independent Student (DIS) in Spring 2013 Semester.

His work entitled “AGEs and Aging: Eliminating RAGE extends Lifespan” is a joint graduate project being conducted in the Stewart and Gordon labs.

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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
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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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