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  • Biosciences

Biosciences

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  • Biosciences

    The Biosciences Department offers a broad, comprehensive curriculum in the biological sciences. Diverse, highly educated and professionally active faculty provide excellent teaching in the classroom and laboratory. Our curriculum is research-infused. Investigative laboratory activities teach students science by encouraging them to engage in the material as scientists. Our faculty are especially active in mentoring undergraduate research. Faculty-student research collaborations result in presentations at regional, national and international meetings and publications in international scholarly peer-reviewed journals. Research experience deepens the learning experience for students and provides excellent preparation for future careers in the job market and in graduate school.

    The cadaver-based course in gross human anatomy at MSU Moorhead is the best in the Tri-College University and results in successful admission to medical school for many Biology majors. The department’s state-of-the-art molecular biology facilities, extensive aquatic research laboratory facility, ownership of the Buffalo River Regional Science Center, repositories of reference materials in a regional herbarium, a modern greenhouse and growth chambers and a variety of research labs, provide a sophisticated learning environment with the necessary equipment, tools and faculty expertise for students to learn and apply practical skills. The combination of outstanding classroom instruction, faculty mentorship and in-depth, hands-on research opportunities gives graduates a powerful competitive advantage to excel in graduate school or a variety of science-related careers.

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  • Scott Buchholz recognized for outstanding poster at national meeting

    At the 2105 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Cancer Theme was entitled “Cancer: The War at 44 and Warburg at 90.” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major Scott Buchholz was honored as having one of four posters recognized as Outstanding Posters in cancer research. Scott’s project was entitled, “The […]

    Molly Strong inducted into ΧΩΛ honor society

    At the 2015 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, junior Biochemistry and Biotechnology major Molly Strong was inducted into ΧΩΛ, the ASBMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honors Society. Honor Society membership requires excellence in academics, undergraduate research, and scientific outreach. Molly is the first MSUM student to receive this honor. […]

    Wallert and students present at national meeting

    Dr. Mark Wallert, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and six MSUM Biosciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry students, presented at the 2015 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) March 28-April 1. Wallert served as a theme organizer for the ASBMB Education and Professional Development theme for the meeting and gave an invited talk entitled, “Diversifying training […]

    Brian Wisenden co-edits fish ecology book

    By Brittany Dunnigan Ecologist. Teacher. Scholar. All three of these titles can be used to describe Dr. Brian Wisenden, fish chemical ecologist and professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. And as of late, he can also claim the title of book editor as Wisenden recently co-edited and contributed two chapters to a new book now […]

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