• Butterfly House Noxubee Refuge October 2014

    Butterfly House Roadshow at Noxubee Refuge October 2014

  • Students in Microbiology Research Lab

    Students in Microbiology Research Lab

  • Heliconius erato

    Tagged Heliconius erato hybrid in French Guiana

  • Silphium

    Silphium (Prairie dock) from a local roadside

  • Native Blue on Host

    Adult native Blue cactus Borer Hanging on Host Plant

  • Biological Sciences Department is located in Harned Hall

    Harned Hall

  • Nematostelium gracile

    Nematostelium gracile--Dr. Matthew Brown--NSF Grant

Departmental News

(2016-09-15) Head of Biological Sciences Named Dr. Donald L. Hall Distinguished Professor - follow the link for the story - external link

(2016-09-06) Dr. Ying Wang Arriving January 2017 - Dr. Ying Wang will join the Biological Sciences faculty as an Assistant Professor (Epigenetics)in January.

Please follow the link for Dr. Wang's lab page
- external link

(2016-09-06) Dr. Ling Li To Join Faculty January 2017 - Dr. Ling Li will join the Biological Sciences faculty as Assistant Professor (Plant Physiology)in January 2017.
See her lab page at the following link

- external link

(2016-08-24) Biological Sciences Has New Department Head - The Department of Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Angus Dawe as Department Head. Please see his listing under People/Faculty for a brief overview of his background and research interests.

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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


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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