105 Schrenk Hall
400 W. 11th St.
Biological Sciences at Missouri S&T provides a research intensive environment. Importantly, the faculty is committed to engaging our students in this discovery process.
|Dr. David Westenberg||Microbiology|
|Dr. Ronald Frank||Plant Molecular Genetics|
|Dr. Anne Maglia||Bioinformatics|
|Dr. Robert Aronstam||Neurobiology|
|Dr. Melanie Mormile||Environmental Microbiology|
|Dr. Dev Niyogi||Freshwater Ecology|
|Dr. Katie Shannon||Cytokinesis|
|Dr. Yue-wern Huang||Environmental Toxicology|
|Dr. Roger Brown||Biomaterials|
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The Department of Biological Sciences has particular strength in interdisciplinary research in such areas as biomaterials (with the Materials Research Center here at Missouri S&T), environmental toxicology (with the Center for Environmental Science and Technology and the Environmental Research Center), and bio/phytoremediation (with the Environmental Research Center).
The department of Biological Sciences has 10,000 sq ft of research laboratories as well as 3 teaching laboratories, faculty and departmental offices, student study lounge, a conference room, and several core facilities. Core facilities include a microbiological prep room, vivarium, and imaging center.
Major pieces of equipment in the department include
Genetic Analyzer AB model 3130
media prep room with autoclaves
sterile microdrill/micropipet system
cell culture microscopes
Coy anaerobic chamber
laminar flow hoods
microarray imaging system
nanopure water purification system
tissue processing system
PCR machines (inc. RT)
microtiter plate reader
Faculty and students requiring analytical instruments have access to such equipment through the research centers at Missouri S&T such as the Environmental Research Center, the Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST), and the Graduate Center for Materials Research.
The Missouri S&T Animal Research Facility (managed by the department) provides access to vertebrate animals for research. The 1780 square foot facility includes colony rooms, a room for sterile surgery, a cage-washing room, and other support rooms. The recently-renovated facility complies with all applicable PHS and USDA guidelines for maintenance of vertebrate animals for research.