Department of Biological Sciences

S&T invites the public to a community-wide discussion on gene editing

Posted by on June 8, 2018

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Missouri University of Science and Technology’s biological sciences department will host a public forum, “Editing our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome,” from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center on campus. The meeting is free and open to the public, and anyone interested in participating in a […]

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On top of his game, S&T running back also gives back

Posted by on April 23, 2018

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It’s a rare combination of character traits that Deshawn Jones, a sophomore in biological sciences and running back for Missouri University of Science and Technology’s football team, shares with the world.

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Learn about evolution in the Galapagos Islands at S&T lecture

Posted by on March 1, 2018

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Learn about how natural selection drives evolution in the Galapagos Islands during a biological sciences lecture at Missouri University of Science and Technology on March 6.

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Plans to move forward for Biosciences Complex

Posted by on November 10, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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