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Departmental News

(2020-11-13) "Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD): Exploring a New Diagnostic Approach using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy" - Dr. Florencia Meyer, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State, will present a seminar via Webex, Friday, November 13, 3:45-4:45pm. The link is below.

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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

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

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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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