Department of Biological Sciences

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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Alumna draws, talks ‘trash’

Posted by on January 24, 2017

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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

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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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Mead-making Miners

Posted by on October 25, 2016

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One Missouri S&T alumnus reached deep into the past to determine his and his family’s future. Patrick Martin graduated in 2011 with degrees in chemistry and biological sciences. Today he practices the ancient art of mead-making at his family’s winery, Martin Brothers Winery, using his extensive education and passionate interest in microbiology as his muse. […]

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Westenberg named interim chair of biological sciences

Posted by on September 2, 2016

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Dr. David J. Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim chair of biological sciences. The appointment took effect Sept. 1.

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