Biology Blog

  • “Between Earth and Sky” Movie Screening

    April 12, 2017

    The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies is sponsoring a screening of the new documentary, “Between Earth and Sky,” about the effect of global climate change on Alaska at 6 p.m. April 19 at Take Root Café. Read more»

  • The Local Foods Dinner/ABC (anything but clothes) Fashion Show

    April 11, 2017

    The Local Foods Dinner/ABC (anything but clothes) Fashion Show 6 p.m. April 18 Baptist Student Union A delicious dinner of various dishes crafted with all food grown by local farmers will be served. The entertainment for the night will include the ABC Fashion Show. Teams from various campus organizations will display outfits made entirely out […]

  • Earth Week Event on the Quad

    April 9, 2017

    Tabling event “Truman Sustainability” 12:30-4 p.m. April 13 Quad Information about all of Truman’s sustainable initiatives and campus organizations focused on sustainability will be displayed. The opportunity to sign up to join these organizations will be provided. Free giveaways included.

  • Truman Partnership Benefits Future Physicians

    July 8, 2016

    Truman and A.T. Still University have reached an agreement that will allow students to finish undergraduate and medical school within seven years. The Pre-Med/Med Accelerated Track program, also known as the “3+4” program, will allow incoming freshmen the option to enter medical school three years after entering Truman. Read more»

  • Truman Grad Published in National Publication

    January 7, 2016

    Alumnus Conor Gearin (’15) is proof of the versatility of a liberal arts education. The biology and English double major is currently a freelance reporter and poet in MIT’s graduate program in science writing. And, he was recently published in The Atlantic magazine. During his time at Truman, Conor participated in an internship funded by a […]

  • Truman Alumnus Rediscovers Lost Species

    While kayaking down Alabama’s Cahaba River in 2011, Nathan Whelan (’08) pulled out a unique three-banded shell that resembled the nickel-sized body of a Leptoxis compacta snail. The species was declared extinct in 2000, but Whelan had a hunch the L. compacta, or oblong rocksnail, still lived. After running a few tests and comparing the wild-caught […]


    January 26, 2015

    Friday, January 30, 2015, MG 2001, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Dr. Michael Seipel from the Agricultural Department will host this week’s seminar. The speaker will be Dr. Cary Rivard from the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University. The title of his seminar is “Deploying novel host resistance in tomato through […]

  • Biology Seminar January 23, 2015

    January 23, 2015

    “Using Next Generation Sequencing Analyses to Characterize a Maize Developmental Mutant” presented by Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Department of Biology Friday, Jan. 23, 12:30-1:20 MG 2001  

  • Doisy Biochemistry Summer Fellowship

    January 14, 2014

    The 2015 Doisy Summer Research Program for Undergraduates is open via the home page of SLU Biochemistry ( select SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH on the right and follow the links there to “Program Details” and “Program Application”.  Truman students who participate in this program have reported having a very good experience.  Also, any recent graduates might […]


    October 18, 2013

    Program Description:  The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading […]