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Departmental News

Ling Li

(2023-06-07) MSU Biological Sciences’ Li earns NSF CAREER award, department’s fourth in two years - STARKVILLE, Miss.—Assistant Professor Ling Li is the latest faculty member in the Mississippi State University Department of Biological Sciences to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award. - external link

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(2022-10-12) MSU names Matthew Brown to Dr. Donald L. Hall Professorship of Biology - STARKVILLE, Miss.-Matthew W. Brown is the newest appointee to the prestigious Dr. Donald L. Hall Professorship of Biology at Mississippi State University, a position made possible with an endowment created by its namesake. - external link

MSU Department of Biological Sciences nets record high federal competitive funding

(2022-02-24) MSU Department of Biological Sciences nets record high federal competitive funding - STARKVILLE, Miss.-Mississippi State's Department of Biological Sciences is managing the largest amount of competitive federal funding at any time in its history
and celebrating multiple major awards which are elevating research productivity and prestige. During the current fiscal year, three ... - external link

Dr. Wang Receives NIH Grant to Study Virus Replication

(2020-09-03) Dr. Wang Receives NIH Grant to Study Virus Replication - Dr. Ying Wang, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, has received a grant to study virus replication that could provide significant biomedical and agricultural applications. Follow the link for the story.. - external link

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Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University
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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