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Departmental News

Dr. Mark Welch Meets with Governor of Cayman Islands

(2019-09-30) Dr. Mark Welch Meets with Governor of Cayman Islands - Dr. Mark Welch, Professor of Biological Sciences, recently met with Governor Martyn Roper of the Cayman Islands. Dr. Welch is collaborating with the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU)of the Caymans in a joint effort to determine what species of mosquitoes feed on blue iguanas found in the Cayman Islands.

The photo shows Dr. Welch, Governor Roper, Dr. Hamady Dieng (MRCU), and Mr. Roper's assistant, Jill.

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Dr. Barton & Colleagues Discover Grasshopper-Eating Wolf

(2019-09-19) Dr. Barton & Colleagues Discover Grasshopper-Eating Wolf - Dr. Brandon Barton, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, and colleagues made an interesting discovery while doing field research. Follow the link for the "rest of the story" - external link

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
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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

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Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762

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TEL: 662.325.3120
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Welcome

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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