Darwin Day 2013 is coming!

Minot State University Biology



For its tenth year running, Darwin Day returns to Minot State University Feb. 9. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason, focusing on how all living creatures evolve.
            From 8:30 a.m. to noon, there will be a variety of biology activities about evolution, geared toward high school level students. Home schooled students are welcome. All events will be held in Cyril Moore Science Center. Individuals may tour the greenhouse and research labs. On the greenhouse tours, they can learn about plant diversity. On the lab tours, they can learn about ongoing research at Minot State into the neurobiology of addiction, eye evolution, geology and more. Tours begin at 9am. Please join any tours on the second floor of the science center.

“This has always been a fun event for all,” said Alexandra Deufel, chair and professor within the Department of Biology. “We want to, again, open our doors to the community and high school students from the area and together explore evolutionary biology.”
            This event free and open to the public. If you are not part of Minot High or DesLac Burlington school groups, please contact Dr. Alex Deufel for directions (701-858-3115 or

 Darwin Day Logo

Events: Greenhouse tour (access outside SW corner of science building), Herbarium (room 233), Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance (room 213), Evolution game (room 210), Eye evolution and geological time scale (room 211), Neurobiology of addiction (room 214)


Dr. Keller with two of the department's students inducted in the Who is Who (Spring 2017)

Left to right: Erika Mojica, Dr. Christopher Keller, Breanna Hatfield (not shown but also honored: Maleyna Beale)



Welcome to the MSU Department of Biology!


Biology 592 lessons are now online

Due to Minot historical flood, some lessons from Biology 592 "Plants and Other Organisms in the Classroom" course have been put online. For details, see "Biology 592" links under names of involved faculty.

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