Department of Biological Sciences

S&T students visit one of the most biodiverse places on Earth

Posted by on June 7, 2023

Eleven Missouri S&T students are currently in Ecuador as part of a study abroad course through the university’s environmental science program. The students are conducting research at Tiputini Biodiversity Station on the Rio Tiputini, located in the Amazon rainforest, to learn about Ecuador’s biodiversity, including volcanos and rainforests.

Read More »

S&T student team creates spinach-based skin graft

Posted by on May 10, 2023

A team of three undergraduate students from Missouri S&T recently won a $15,000 first place award at the Regnier Venture Creation Challenge in Kansas City for their project titled “Foliagraft.” Foliagraft is a new way to use spinach leaves and stem cells to help burn patients and others with wounds and conditions that require a skin graft.

Read More »

S&T announces Undergraduate Research Conference winners

Posted by on May 1, 2023

Dozens of students presented their research projects to the public during the 18th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Missouri S&T this April.

Read More »

Missouri S&T students exhibit research to state legislators

Posted by on April 6, 2023

Thirteen undergraduate students from Missouri University of Science and Technology traveled to Jefferson City, Missouri on Thursday, April 6, to participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.

Read More »

Soybean symbiosis — Missouri S&T students research soybeans and bacteria

Posted by on April 5, 2023

Missouri S&T students Gabrielle Hightower and Shay Pelfrey are conducting soybean-related research that will contribute to long-term benefits for Missouri farmers. Hightower and Pelfrey will present their research projects as part of the University of Missouri System Undergraduate Research Day, Thursday, April 6.

Read More »

Researching worms to understand age-related diseases

Posted by on March 7, 2023

Age-related decline and diseases are beginning to affect the aging population of Missouri in economics, health care and workforce. Because of this pressing issue for the state, two Missouri S&T students are investigating how different reproductive and aging traits affect the way aging occurs.

Read More »

Huang named associate dean for research at S&T

Posted by on January 3, 2023

Dr. Yue-Wern Huang, professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T, has been named associate dean for research and external relations in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education at S&T. The appointment began Jan. 1.

Read More »

Dr. David Westenberg named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor

Posted by on December 8, 2022

Dr. David Westenberg, professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor. 

Read More »

S&T field laboratory continues to expand learning opportunities

Posted by on June 22, 2022

Staff at Missouri S&T’s biological resource site, the Ozark Research Field Station, have already hosted several summer classes this semester, covering topics such as field biology, insect ecology and vegetation of the Ozarks. And soon, the field station’s offerings could expand thanks to a gift from S&T alumnus Michael Haynes.

Read More »

Researching for public health

Posted by on May 24, 2022

Maya Washington wants people to maximize their physical potential and knows that actions speak louder than words. That is why she is researching the effects of autoimmune diseases on mesenchymal stem cells. These cells have a broad range of potential clinical applications and are a central building block in both engineering and cell therapies.

Read More »