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  • Dr. Robert Wallace will be offering a BIOL 495 seminar this coming Spring 2019 that explores the tree of life.  The course is intended for upperclass Biology majors and will be limited to 16 students.   Sign-up is required in Bessey Hall 103.

  • This coming Fall, Dr. Xun Gu will be offering a BIOL 495 seminar on topics related to comparative genomics of transcriptomes (gene expressions) at an introductory level.  The course will meet on Thursdays from 5:10 pm to 6:40 pm beginning October 4th and ending November 8th.  If you are interested in signing up for this course, contact Dr. Gu by E-mail.  See the course description page here for more information.  

  • A new seminar course (BIOL 495) taught by Eve Wurtele will be offered in Fall 2018.  This course is designed for students with varied backgrounds to have an opportunity to work together to create a project that advances science or science education in an area the student cares about.  For more information, visit the course description page.

  • A new seminar course (BIOL 495) taught by Steven Howell will be offered in Fall 2018.  The course will discuss the challenges of feeding a growing human population over the next several decades.  For more information, visit the course description page.  

  • The Department of Biomedical Sciences, housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, offers a one-year, non-thesist master's program in Biomedical Sciences.  Students participating in the program have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces.  In addition, they have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty whose research interests range from molecular neurotoxicology, to pediatric immunology, to targets for antiparasitic drugs.  

  • In Spring 2018, Amy Toth and the ISU Bee Laboratory will be offering a 1 credit course called "Current Topics in Bee Biology" (BIOL 490 AT).  The course will begin March 5th with meeting times to be determined based on student schedules.  Attend ten lectures on bee biology and current issues in bee health, discuss the latest research with experts in the field, take a trip to the ISU Bee Research Facility, and earn advanced biology credit.  

  • A new experimental course on macroevolution (BIOL 465X) is being offered for Spring 2018.  Completion of BIOL 315 (biological evolution) is recommended prior to taking this course, which will explore patterns of biodiversity in the fossil record, how traits change over time, the effect of ecological and biogeographic patterns on diversity, and more.  Professors Dean Adams and Tracy Heath will be teaching the course, and it will count as an advanced biology course for Biology majors.

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