Department of Biological Sciences

Missouri S&T faculty members win UM System President’s Awards

Posted by on July 9, 2020

The University of Missouri System announced that seven members of the Missouri S&T faculty earned President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the system, for excellence in the areas of teaching, research, service and economic development. In all, 20 awards will be presented this year.

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Becoming a scientist

Posted by on June 16, 2020

In one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests, Lilly Germeroth, a 2020 Missouri S&T graduate in biological sciences, says she experienced a eureka moment while conducting research last summer.

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Missouri S&T faculty earn awards from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business

Posted by on May 1, 2020

Nine faculty members from Missouri S&T who are affiliated with the university’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) have been recognized for their positive influence on the lives of students and in the community at large. This is the first year for the slate of awards, which will be presented annually.

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Missouri S&T student teams to compete in regional entrepreneur competition finals

Posted by on April 27, 2020

Two teams of students from Missouri S&T will compete in the final rounds of the Regnier Venture Creation Challenge 2020, a University of Missouri-Kansas City business plan and pitch competition open to university students in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.

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Missouri S&T student earns second in entrepreneurship competition

Posted by on April 17, 2020

Vanessa Mahan, a senior in biological sciences at Missouri S&T from Kansas City, Missouri, has earned second place in a virtual “shark tank” style competition through the University of Missouri System’s Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) program.

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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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