University of Southern Indiana

Student Research

At USI you get hands-on experience and experience on real research projects.

USI faculty members in biology are teacher-scholars who actively conduct research in their fields of expertise. Many faculty integrate their research into their classroom teaching. Students learn research skills and techniques through collaboration with faculty. At USI, students majoring in biology can participate in undergraduate research as early as the freshman year.

Our students have recently attended many regional conferences and national conferences such as the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, American Society of Microbiology, and the International Congress of Entomology.

We have also published peer-reviewed publications with undergraduate authors in journals such as Cell Biology & Toxicology, Archives of Microbiology, Genetica, Journal of Cancer Biology & Research, Mitochondrial DNA, Fine Focus, and Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of the Sciences.

Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Research

Grants are available to fund student research through multiple sources. The Victor A. and Elizabeth A. Barnett Research Award is awarded annually on a competitive basis to students majoring in Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. Also available is the Endeavor! Award to support creative and research efforts of USI students of any major. Both awards can be used to fund research or travel to scientific meetings.S

Student Research Spotlight

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    USI Biology Student presented a poster at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology

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    USI undergraduates Maria Anderson, Daniel Mann, and Megan Evans were published in the peer-reviewed journal Archives of Microbiology

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    2 USI Biology students presented a poster at the 2017 meeting of the Indiana Branch of the American Microbiology Society

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    USI Biology student presented a poster at the 2017 Society for Integrated and Comparative Biology International meeting

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    USI undergraduate Peyton Russelburg was published in the peer-reviewed journal Genetica

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    USI Biology student presented a poster at the 2015 meeting of the Indiana Branch of the American Microbiology Society

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    USI Biology student presented a poster at the 2018 Society for Integrated and Comparative Biology International meeting

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    USI undergraduate Vivian Truong was published in the peer-reviewed journal Mitochondrial DNA

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      Dr. Cindy DeLoney-Marino presented a poster with her students at the Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science

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    USI Biology student presented a poster at the 2015 meeting of the Indiana Branch of the American Microbiology Society

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    USI Biology student presented a poster at the 2017 Society for Integrated and Comparative Biology International meeting

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    USI Biology Student presented a poster at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology

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    USI Biology student presented a poster at the 2017 Society for Integrated and Comparative Biology International meeting

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