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Departmental News

Dr. Gout Part of International Team Working on Coronavirus Project

(2020-07-14) Dr. Gout Part of International Team Working on Coronavirus Project - Dr. Jean-Francois (Jeff) Gout, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, is part of an international team working to understand Coronavirus genetic mutations. Follow the link for the story.... - external link

Dr. Folk-Groundbreaking Study

(2020-07-07) Dr. Folk-Groundbreaking Study - Dr. Ryan Folk, Assistant Professor & Herbarium Curator for Biological Sciences, paper published in Nature Communications, natural sciences journal publishing research advances of significance. Follow the link... - external link

Masters in General Biology

(2020-05-18) Masters in General Biology - MSGB student testimonial--follow the link. - external link

Kudos to Dr. Donna Gordon

(2020-04-29) Kudos to Dr. Donna Gordon - Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Dr. Gordon was recently selected as the recipient of the MSU 2020 Mentor of the Year Award.

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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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219 Harned Hall, 295 Lee Blvd,
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.

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