Department of Biological Sciences

Missouri S&T students, alumni help housebound kids with virtual STEM outreach

Posted by on April 7, 2020

Students from Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team are adapting their traditional onsite K-12 outreach visits to virtual learning sessions for curious kids who are housebound during coronavirus pandemic school closures.

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Missouri S&T researchers create organ tissue with bioactive glass, stem cells and 3D printer

Posted by on February 20, 2020

An interdisciplinary team of Missouri S&T researchers is creating organ tissue samples using bioactive glass, stem cells and a 3D printer. The project could advance pharmaceutical testing and lead to a better understanding of how diseases affect human cells.

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Scientists explain why naked mole-rats’ longevity contradicts accepted aging theory

Posted by on February 7, 2020

Dr. Chen Hou and his research collaborators have found an answer to the decades-old question of why naked mole-rats with high oxidative damage live 10 times longer than mice of comparative weight.

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A summer at Stingray Bay, and beyond

Posted by on October 21, 2019

Senior Vanessa Mahan, a biological sciences major, thought she wanted to be a medical doctor. But a semester’s coursework in cell biology led Mahan to learn the profession was not for her. After further exploring her interests through a biodiversity course, Mahan found her passion in merging medicine with her love of animals.

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Ozark Biomedical Initiative to hold Research Symposium Sept. 14

Posted by on September 9, 2019

Researchers from Missouri S&T and Phelps Health, as well as other institutions, will present their research at an annual symposium hosted by the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI) on Saturday, Sept. 14. The event is open to the public. The event will be held 9 a.m.– 1 p.m. in the St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener […]

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Missouri S&T appoints new associate dean

Posted by on June 20, 2019

Dr. Melanie Mormile, professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T, will become associate dean for research and external relations in Missouri S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) effective July 1, 2019. She has served in this role as an interim since July 1, 2018.

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Missouri S&T partners with St. Louis College of Pharmacy on pharmacy school admissions

Posted by on June 12, 2019

Aspiring pharmacists attending Missouri University of Science and Technology can now participate in a new pathway to admission into St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.

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Robin Verble: In the right place at the right time

Posted by on May 22, 2019

Tracking the state of the ecosystem by studying its forests, fires and insect population makes Robin Verble tick, and she uses her findings to help advance healthy and sustainable management of natural areas. Verble joined Missouri S&T in summer 2018 as founding director of its Ozark Research Field Station and associate professor of biological sciences. […]

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Missouri S&T undergraduates to exhibit research to state legislators

Posted by on March 22, 2019

Undergraduate students from Missouri S&T will travel to Jefferson City, Missouri, to exhibit their latest research projects to state legislators on Thursday, April 4.

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Missouri S&T invites the public to Smithsonian-sponsored exhibit on infectious disease outbreaks

Posted by on February 22, 2019

Missouri S&T’s biological sciences department will host a public exhibit, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” from Friday, March 1 until Sunday, March 17 at The Centre recreational complex at 1200 Holloway St. in Rolla. The exhibit will be available for viewing during The Centre’s regular hours of operation.

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