• Heliconius erato

    Tagged Heliconius erato hybrid in French Guiana

  • Students in Microbiology Research Lab

    Students in Microbiology Research Lab

  • Native Blue on Host

    Adult native Blue cactus Borer Hanging on Host Plant

  • New Genus of Eukaryotic Microbe: Pygsuia biforma

    New Genus of Eukaryotic Microbe: Pygsuia biforma

  • Silphium

    Silphium (Prairie dock) from a local roadside

  • Butterfly House Noxubee Refuge October 2014

    Butterfly House Roadshow at Noxubee Refuge October 2014

  • Biological Sciences Department is located in Harned Hall

    Harned Hall

Departmental News

Biological Sciences Major Crowned Miss MSU

(2017-10-02) Biological Sciences Major Crowned Miss MSU - Congratulations to Callie Brown, senior Biological Sciences major, Miss Mississippi State University 2018. follow the link for the full story - external link

Drs. Brandon Barton and Heather Jordan and other MSU Scientists Participate in Unusual Ecological Experiment

(2017-09-25) Drs. Brandon Barton and Heather Jordan and other MSU Scientists Participate in Unusual Ecological Experiment - follow the link for the story--
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2017-2018 Biological Sciences Scholarship Awards in Excess of $32,000

(2017-09-25) 2017-2018 Biological Sciences Scholarship Awards in Excess of $32,000 - The following students have been awarded scholarships, totaling over $32,000, in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Rachel Kane-Mabry-Clark Memorial Scholarship; Luke Wojohn-Harned Memorial Scholarship in Microbiology; Madilyn Petty-Mildred Watkins Brand Pre-Med Scholarship; Ashlyn Parkhurst-J. Scott Ferguson, M.D. Endowed Memorial Scholarship; Dylan Neuhaus-Dr. William E. Gardiner Memorial Award; Nicholas Hilton-Dr. John C. Longest Pre-Med Scholarship; Benjamin Pace-Coy E. Patton Memorial Scholarship; Elizabeth Kerby, Adam Shumaker, Mary Smith, Haley Jenkins, Jessica Milner, Jacob Roberts, and Hannah Hults-C.B. Mitchell Pre-Medicine Scholarship

$1.2 Million NSF Grant Awarded

(2017-08-07) $1.2 Million NSF Grant Awarded - follow the link for the story - external link

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Contact Info

Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mailstop: 9536
Mail: PO Box GY

TEL: 662.325.3120
FAX: 662.325.7939

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219 Harned Hall, 295 Lee Blvd,
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Welcome

The Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University is home to 25 instructors and tenure-track faculty and more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students. We offer three B.S. degrees (Biological Sciences, Microbiology, and Medical Technology) and three graduate degrees (an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and an M.S. in General Biology, a distance program for science teachers).

Research in the Department represents the breadth of the Biological Sciences, including work in Cellular and Developmental Biology, Microbiology, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Our faculty have received research funding from all major federal funding agencies, as well as many state and private funding sources, and we have nationally respected faculty in each of the major research disciplines named above.

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