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Departmental News

12th Annual Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium

(2019-04-24) 12th Annual Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium - The 12th annual BURP was held Friday, April 12, 2019. Follow the link for the story. - external link

Dr. Basil Nikolau to Present Seminar

(2019-04-24) Dr. Basil Nikolau to Present Seminar - Dr. Basil Nikolau is the Frances M. Craig Professor of Biochemistry at Iowa State University where he has taught and conducted research since 1988. Dr. Nikolau's research interests focus on the biochemistry and molecular biology of biotin and biotin-containing enzymes and the regulation of plant lipid metabolism. He is also Director of the Center for Metabolic Biology; Director of the W.M. Keck Metabolomic Research Laboratory, Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals, and Division Director of the NSF Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.

He will present a seminar, "Triangulating GxE = P" at 3:45 pm, Monday, April 29, in the Fowlkes Auditorium of the Colvard Student Union on campus.

Dr. Matt Brown's Research Published in Current Biology

(2019-03-01) Dr. Matt Brown's Research Published in Current Biology - Dr. Matt Brown's research is gaining international attention and was recently published in Current Biology. Follow this link for details..... - external link

BIO Graduate Receives $140,000 Scholarship

(2018-12-17) BIO Graduate Receives $140,000 Scholarship - Please follow the link. - external link

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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).

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