Department of Biological Sciences

41 S&T faculty members honored for outstanding teaching

Posted by on November 24, 2015

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Forty-one Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2014-2015. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled t 1:30 p.m. p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. The Outstanding Teaching Award is given each year to faculty members by the Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, which bases its selections on student evaluations.

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Missouri S&T scholar named research ambassador for German agency

Posted by on October 5, 2015

Dr. David Westenberg, an associate professor of biological sciences and chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a research ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst).

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Missouri S&T iGEM team earns bronze medal

Posted by on September 30, 2015

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Missouri University of Science and Technology’s chapter of iGEM, the International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation, has earned a bronze medal at the iGEM 2015 Giant Jamboree, held Sept. 24-28 in Boston. The team earned the medal for its work to combat white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats and threatens to disrupt the ecosystem.

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Missouri S&T student team battles disease in bats

Posted by on September 22, 2015

White-nose syndrome has plagued bat species throughout the United States since its introduction in 2006 from Europe. Millions have already died and the disease, caused by a fungus that preys on hibernating bats, threatens to disrupt the ecosystem. However, white-nose syndrome may be on the retreat thanks to a team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Art exhibit to be displayed in Leach Theatre

Posted by on September 14, 2015

An exhibition of nature-based photographs and paintings by two area artists is coming to the Leach Theatre lobby on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.

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Missouri S&T to renovate Schrenk Hall

Posted by on June 17, 2015

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Missouri University of Science and Technology plans to renovate a portion of Schrenk Hall, the building that houses Missouri S&T’s biological sciences and chemistry departments, in part through state capital improvement funding.

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Huang named interim chair of biological sciences

Posted by on June 17, 2015

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Dr. Yue-Wern Huang, professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim chair of biological sciences. The appointment takes effect July 1.

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Missouri S&T research center open for business

Posted by on February 24, 2015

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The Center for Statistical and Computational Modeling of Biological Complexity at Missouri University of Science and Technology is open for business and seeking faculty researchers to join its mission of shared discovery.

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Mormile named to new position

Posted by on February 12, 2015

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Dr. Melanie Mormile, professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was named special assistant to the provost for faculty affairs effective Feb. 9.

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University center using flies to unlock Alzheimer’s sleep secrets

Posted by on February 12, 2015

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Researchers in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Center for Statistical and Computational Modeling of Biological Complexity are using fruit flies to help unlock some of the secrets surrounding sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.

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