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Biology, as the study of living systems, reveals the fundamental principles that govern the complexity within our cells, in the diverse organisms around us, and across vast landscapes. Thus, biology also provides the insights and tools necessary to address real-world problems, from conserving rare species to understanding the mechanisms of human disease. In the Division of Biological Sciences, we are committed to fundamental research excellence, to training the next generation of scientists and leaders through innovative graduate and undergraduate programs, and to fostering biological literacy in our communities.

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New NIH grant funds aggression research

sarah certel with DrosophilaCMMB Assistant Professor Sarah Certel (PI) and MSU Associate Professor Steve Stowers (co-PI) were recently awarded an NIH R01 grant to examine the functional significance of dual neurotransmission on the control of male aggression. 

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