Department of Biological Sciences

Plans to move forward for Biosciences Complex

Posted by on November 10, 2017

The third and final phase of Missouri S&T’s Biosciences Complex is included in the list of major construction and renovation projects approved by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

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Ozark Biomedical Initiative Research Symposium to be held Aug. 19

Posted by on August 10, 2017

Researchers from Missouri S&T and Phelps County Regional Medical Center who received funding from the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI) will present their research as part of the OBI Research Symposium Saturday, Aug. 19.

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The statistics of human sleep

Posted by on August 7, 2017

When Yogesh Lad traveled halfway around the world to pursue a master’s degree in systems engineering at Missouri S&T, he never imagined he would be spending so much time with biologists. But now Lad, a native of Mumbai, India, has become an integral member of a research group made up of mostly biology students and […]

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Biology professor honored as St. Louis science educator of the year

Posted by on April 7, 2017

Dr. Dave Westenberg’s passion for educating school-aged children was recognized with the Academy of Science of St. Louis’ Science Educator Award during the 23rd Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards on April 6.

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David Duvernell named chair of biological sciences at Missouri S&T

Posted by on March 24, 2017

Dr. David Duvernell, chair and professor of biological sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been named chair of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His appointment begins Aug. 1. Duvernell takes over from Dr. David J. Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences, who has served as interim chair since Sept. 1, […]

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Researchers use glass to limit spread of drug-resistant bacteria

Posted by on March 1, 2017

As G20 health experts meet this week to discuss the need for new antibiotics to combat drug-resistant bacteria, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are looking to an unusual material – glass – to limit the spread of drug-resistant bugs in humans.

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Katie Payne – future M.D.

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Katie Payne, the daughter of a logger and a school teacher, knew she wanted to make a big impact on the world, but it took an anatomy class at Cuba (Mo.) High School to guide her decision to go into medicine. “When I started telling people I wanted to be a doctor, because I come […]

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Alumna draws, talks ‘trash’

Posted by on January 24, 2017

A Missouri S&T biological sciences graduate and aspiring artist has illustrated her first book, and it has a decidedly Rolla and mid-Missouri flair to it.

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S&T researchers suggest ants need work-life balance to survive

Posted by on January 10, 2017

As humans, we constantly strive for a good work-life balance. New findings by researchers at Missouri S&T suggest that ants, long perceived as the workaholics of the insect world, do the same. In fact, according to these researchers, it is imperative that some ants rest while others work to conserve food, energy and resources for […]

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Missouri S&T pre-med student to shadow doctors in Spain

Posted by on November 16, 2016

A Missouri University of Science and Technology student has been accepted into the Atlantis Project, a premedical studies exchange program that allows college students to witness medical practices in a different country.

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