The biology department has had a strong start to the year. From Jan. 3-7, five students attended the recent conference of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) in Austin, Texas, with four students being nominated for or winning awards. Dr. Avery Russell, assistant professor of biology at Missouri State University, advises all student … [Read more...] about Biology department brings buzz to Austin
Dr. Giorgia Auteri is new to Missouri State University, but not the world of evolutionary biology. For the last six years, she has been aiming to understand the full extent of how mammals adapt to changes in their environment caused by humans. Now an assistant biology professor at MSU, Auteri has achieved much along the way. An early interest Growing up in Seattle, … [Read more...] about A beacon for bats and bears
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!
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