The biology department has gained some worldwide representation. Over the summer, many student and faculty researchers attended conferences around the world to present their research. Portland, Oregon From May 6-10, four students presented their research at the 105th annual meeting of the American Association of Immunologists. Nayeon Son - “Identification of a … [Read more...] about A summer of discoveries
The research of Dr. Sean Maher has been included in the 2022 issue of Mind’s Eye. With the help of some student researchers, Maher’s research aims to utilize the data found in mice population studies to better understand environmental changes in certain regions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq2MsxBXOtE Here is an excerpt from the story: “THESE SMALL MAMMAL … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Maher!
Sensitivity to light, a splitting headache and for some, a visual aura. Migraines account for 30 percent of the world’s headache disorders and are currently incurable, according to the World Health Organization. Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University, has experienced a migraine himself. But his recent discovery could be the key to … [Read more...] about Consuming raw form of chocolate may help to relieve migraines
Various types of plants and microorganisms inhabit Ozark lakes and streams. But what role do they play in keeping the ecosystem running? Alexis Reifsteck, undergraduate environmental and evolutional biology major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, is searching for the answer in her research. The search for ecosystem engineers Reifsteck’s research is … [Read more...] about Undergraduate student awarded Hudson grant from Missouri Native Plant Society
Beneath the surface in the waters of Belize, you’ll find the endangered Central American River turtle and occasionally Missouri State University students. These students, under Dr. Day Ligon’s guidance, received extensive competitive grant funding to complete research projects at Ligon’s field station in Belize. Ligon is a biology professor at MSU. Cora Dyslin, biology … [Read more...] about Saving the turtles: Three graduate students secure international conservation funds