Illinois State’s Department of Chemistry has implemented several eco-friendly practices in its facilities.
David DeMarini ’72, M.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’80, enjoyed a 36-year career as a genetic toxicologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Decades earlier, he was a high school student competing in an annual State of Illinois forensics competition. His win in comedy reading while on Illinois State’s campus inspired his Redbird journey.
When Audrey Harrod, a senior biology major from Hinckley, applied to the Beneficial Insects Summer Research and Extension Experiences (REEU) program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), she did not expect that her summer internship based in entomology would end up encompassing so much more.
Alex Hafner, a senior from Mahomet, decided to pursue a major in molecular and cellular biology due to his interest in research. This same passion drew him to Western Illinois University’s undergraduate research experience this summer where he continued his participation in the Integrated Pennycress Research Enabling Farm & Energy Resilience (IPREFER) Project.
Dr. Steven Juliano’s introductory entomology class visited the Parklands Lexington Preserve September 7 to gain a deeper understanding of how to find, observe, and collect insects.
Dr. Tak Cheung is a professor emeritus and former director in the School of Biological Sciences who created a YouTube channel called Wok with Tak, where he shares his knowledge of his love for food and his wok cooking.
Dr. Nate Mortimer lead study authors of a new study that looks to fruit flies as an important piece of the autoimmune disease puzzle.
Illinois State alum Allison Morgan ’21 has always loved science. Morgan has been apprenticing at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens near Louisville, Kentucky, since graduating in May with a degree in biology with a conservation biology sequence from Illinois State’s School of Biological Sciences. She had transferred to the University as a junior.
Meet some of the Illinois State University undergraduate students who conducted research this summer through the Undergraduate Research Support Grant (URSG) program from the Office of Student Research.
This update includes a COVID-19 testing reminder, biologists offering insights on the Delta variant, and information on submitting vaccination records.