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Departmental News

Dr. Brown Elected President of The International Society of Protistologists

(2019-07-17) Dr. Brown Elected President of The International Society of Protistologists - Dr. Matt Brown, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, was recently elected President of
the International Society of Protistologists for the 2020-2021 term. This association of scientists is devoted to research on single-celled eukaryotes, or protists. The ISOP promotes the presentation and discussion of new or important facts and problems in protistology, and works to provide resources for the promotion and advancement of this science. Society members' areas of research are diverse, ranging from ecology and evolution to genetics and parasitology to the search for life elsewhere. Protists are often making headlines, from harmful algal blooms to malaria to research on aging, and the society is in step with these developments. The society’s journal is The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, which publishes original research on protists, including lower algae and fungi. Articles are published covering all aspects of these organisms, including their behavior, biochemistry, cell biology, chemotherapy, development, ecology, evolution, genetics, molecular biology, morphogenetics, parasitology, systematics, and ultrastructure.

Dr. Chris Brooks talks about the cactus moth in podcast,

(2019-06-25) Dr. Chris Brooks talks about the cactus moth in podcast, "In Defense of Plants" - follow the link.... - external link

Sara Tyrrell Selected for University of Tokyo Internship

(2019-05-13) Sara Tyrrell Selected for University of Tokyo Internship - Biological Sciences/Asian Studies double major, Sara Tyrrell, has been selected for a 5-week internship at the the University of Tokyo. Follow the link for the story. - external link

Dr. Barton Receives Research Award

(2019-04-29) Dr. Barton Receives Research Award - Dr. Brandon Barton recently received the Arts and Sciences Research Award in Natural and Physical Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics.
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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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