Department of Biological Sciences

Emily Munger was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Student Leadership Award by the College of Arts & Sciences on Thursday, April 24th. Emily's major is Biological Anthropology with a minor in Biological Sciences and has a GPA of 3.96.

Please join us in congratulating Emily on her accomplishments!!


Dr. Julio Morales-Medina, a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Heather Caldwell’s laboratory in the Biological Sciences Department, was selected to attend the "European Pain School at the University of Siena" as a Scholar.

Imagine two lab rats in their cages – one fat, one thin. The larger rat pads around slowly or rests on the floor of wood shavings. She expends as little effort as possible to reach her water spigot, maybe even lying on her back and gripping it with her little pink paws so that the water drips into her mouth.

Her thin neighbor, on the other hand, darts around the cage, whiskers twitching, eyes alert. Taken out and placed on a treadmill, she picks up the pace and overtakes the top of the belt.

Kent State University undergraduate student Jean Wilson Mutambuze and Jean Engohang-Ndong, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, are conducting a research project that has found a promising new alternative to manage a skin disease called Buruli Ulcer.enter photo description

The scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings has selected Jennifer Remus from Kent State University's Biological Sciences Department's graduate program to participate in the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, to be held from 29 June to 4 July 2014, in Lindau, Germany. Only the 600 most qualified young researchers can be given the opportunity to enrich and share the unique atmosphere of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. She will attend lectures and interact with 34 nobel laureates in Medicine and Physiology. Dr.

The term “biopond” stems from the employment of a pond as a teaching tool for biodiversity, evolution and ecology. The main purpose of this study is to record the effect of urbanization, or the building of a new science building, on the diversity of the moth and caddisfly populations at the biopond.

Kent State University has considerable strength in a broad range of  neurosciences from molecular biology to behavior and addresses through its research a wide variety of neurological diseases and illnesses.  The purpose of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for scholarly interactions with internationally renowned obesity neuroscientists as well as to provide a venue for the general public to learn more about the neural basis of obesity.

April. 3, 7 p.m.

Keynote Address,

Michael Rosenbaum, M.D.

Interested in going to medical school but have all kinds of questions regarding how best to prepare and apply? We have the answers for you! Come hear Dr. John Johnson, associate professor in BSCI and the pre-med coordinator along with Gail Spalsbury, Academic Advisor for the BSCI department, discuss the following topics:

The excitement of receiving this honor has not diminished for Heather White, grounds manager of University Facilities Management at Kent State.  

“It means a lot, especially since we’re able to be successful year after year,” White said. “It shows our commitment to the campus green infrastructure.”

Kent State University has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. One grant, for research on physical activity levels and obesity, totaled $384,192, and the second grant, for stress-induced noradrenergic modulation of neuroinflammation research, totaled $441,600. The grants were part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Academic Research Enhancement Awards.