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  • Biosciences


  • 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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  • Donna Bruns Stockrahm and students attended and presented at the Joint Meeting of The Wildlife Society of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Chapters

    Donna Bruns Stockrahm (Biosciences) attended the Joint Meeting of The Wildlife Society of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Chapters in Duluth, MN, on 17-19 February. Eleven students from the Biosciences Department also attended, six of which presented the following posters on their research mentored by Dr. Bruns Stockrahm: “Variation in Turtle Capture Rates over Summer Months […]

    Planning underway in anticipation of major research and education initiative at MSU Moorhead Regional Science Center

    Planning is underway in anticipation of a major research and education initiative at the MSU Moorhead Regional Science Center. A proposal to study the restoration of developed land to a natural state has been in the works for more than 30 years, and now a $527,760 grant application is working its way through the final […]

    Dan McEwen, Biosciences, published paper in the international peer-reviewed journal Diversity

    Dan McEwen, Biosciences, has a paper published in the international peer-reviewed journal Diversity. The title of the research paper is “The impacts of recently established fish populations on zooplankton communities in a desert spring, and potential conflicts in setting conservation goals” co-authored with Sujan Henkanaththegedara (Longwood University, Farmville, VA), Justin Fisher (North Dakota State University, […]

    Brian Wisenden to have paper published in Journal of Fish Biology

    Brian Wisenden, Biosciences, has had a paper accepted for publication in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Fish Biology. The title of the research paper is “Promiscuous mating patterns of female Leon Springs pupfish, Cyprinodon bovinus” co-authored with John Leiser (Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA), Murray Itzkowitz (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA) and Jennifer Gagliardi (Metro State […]

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  • Psych Conf. 4/24/2015 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM

    7:45 AM to 5:00 PM - Center for Business CB 0202 Classroom

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