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					   Department of
 Biological Sciences
 (In the Fairmount College of
  Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Chair: William J. Hendry, Ph.D.
                       MISSION
• Produce excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship
  that advances the discipline and provides service to the
  university and community, especially in the areas of
  cellular/molecular biology and ecology/environmental
  biology.

                    APPROACH
• Offer a broad curriculum that provides basic lecture and
  laboratory/field experiences for undergraduate students who
  wish to pursue studies in the biological sciences, and for
  pre-professional students planning to attend medical, dental,
  or veterinary school.
• Offer advanced coursework and original research
  experiences that prepare MS graduate students for
  professional positions in industry, government agencies, and
  educational institutions.
     Departmental Staffing
• Professors: 3   • Instructors: 0

• Associate       • Unclassified
  Professors: 5     Professionals: 3

• Assistant       • Classified
  Professors: 3     Personnel: 3
CONTRIBUTIONS TO GENERAL EDUCATION
• Introductory Courses: 3
• Further Studies Courses: 1
• Issues and Perspectives Courses: 2

 CONTRIBUTIONS TO OTHER PROGRAMS
• Required courses in human anatomy, physiology, and
  microbiology for students in medical technology, physical
  therapy, nursing, and other health-related programs.
• Courses in the new interdisciplinary forensics science
  degree program.
• Courses for the biology and middle-level science teacher
  licensure program.
• Partnership with the Department of Chemistry to offer the BS
  Biochemistry field major degree.
              PROGRAM DATA
Fall 2005
• Total SCH: 4,859
• Undergraduate Majors: 237
• Graduate Majors: 23


1998-2003 Average (KBOR Prog. Rev.)
•   Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty FTE (Fall): 10
•   Total FTE (Fall): 18
•   Total SCH (Fall): 4025
•   Overall SCH per FTE (Fall): 223
•   Baccalaureate Degrees Conferred (FY): 43
•   Masters Degrees Conferred (FY): 7
         2005 FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
• Book Chapters: 1
• Journal Articles: 5

                EXTERNAL FUNDING




• 2006 (through 5/31/06): $881,731
EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
• National Science Foundation (NSF)
  – Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive
    Research (EPSCoR)


• National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  – Institutional Development Awards (IDeA)
       IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)
       Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)


• Flossie E. West Memorial Foundation (Local Entity
  - Cancer Research)
            RESOURCES
• Computer Lab (12 stations, K-INBRE)
• Bioinformatics/Teleconferencing Core (K-INBRE)
• Cell Imaging Facility (K-INBRE)
• Cell Culture Facility (K-INBRE)
• Protein/Glycomics Facility (K-INBRE, COBRE)
• Ninnescah Field Station (WSU 5-year Capital
  Improvement Plan)
• Vivarium (AAALAC Accredited)
• Greenhouse
                     NSF GK-12 PROGRAM
•   NSF Education Directorate
•   Graduate student stipends ($30K + $10.5K for expenses)
•   Teacher stipends
•   Travel funds
•   Graduate students work in public schools and get valuable pedagogical training


                    WSU GK-12 PROGRAM
     (Extending the Research Training Tower to Pre-College
                          Students)
• PI: Mark Schneegurt, Ph.D. ($787,000 from 1/1/06 to 12/30/06)
• Brings molecular biology and open-ended research into high school
  classrooms
• Targets students from under-represented groups
• Builds ties between WSU and USD 259
• Supports 4 MS graduate fellows in Biological Sciences
• Supports at least 10 participating high school teachers
             K-INBRE FUNDING
                 (9/18/01 - 4/30/06)
•   Bioinformatics (Specialist - Li Jia, Ph.D.):   $438,641
•   Coordinator (Hendry) / UG Scholars (13 Biol.): $130,001
•   Equipment Support (8 Biol. / 1 Chem.):         $217,513
•   Faculty Scholars (1 Biol. / 1 Chem.):           $20,000
•   Pilot/Bridging Grants (3 Biol. / 2 Chem.):     $124,962
•   Recruitment Packages (1 Biol. / 1 Chem.):       $50,000
•   Star Trainees (4 Biol.):                        $50,000
•   Summer UG Scholars (15 Biol. / 1 Chem):         $48,000
•   Teleconference Facility (~$40,000 upgrade):     $20,825
•   Total Direct Funds:                          $1,099,942
•   Total Indirect Funds:                          $309,099
•   WSU Investment:                                 $25,000
•   Total Funds:                                 $1,431,041
        COBRE in Protein Structure-Function
•   PI: Dr. Robert Hanzlik, KU-Lawrence
•   WSU Participants: Drs. G. Bousfield (Biol.) and D. Eichorn (Chem.)
•   NIH Funds: $8 million direct over 5 years
•   KU investment: $1.1 million
•   Payoff: $13 million to new faculty in first 4 years of the grant

                   WSU/Biology Initiatives
• COBRE in Reproduction
   –PI: Dr. George Bousfield
   –$7.6 million direct / $3.1 million indirect funds over 5 years
• *P01 (NIH/Program Project): Pituitary-Gonadal Axis
   –PI: Dr. George Bousfield
   –$8 million direct / $2 million indirect funds over 5 years
• P01 (NIH/Program Project): Infertility and the Aging Pituitary/Ovarian
  Axis
   –PI: Dr. Jeffrey May
   –$8 million direct / $2 million indirect funds over 5 years
     COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
• Science Olympiad
• Kansas Junior Academy of Science
• JASON Project
• Assist local golf courses with best management
  practices
• Investigating opportunities for exhibition
  development grant with Exploration Place

    EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES
• Kansas Bioscience Initiative
• Bio-Engineering Baccalaureate Degree Program
• Biology Ph.D. Graduate Degree Program

				
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