Portraits of research



The Department of Biology at the University of Missouri St Louis has always been a very productive academic community of which graduate and undergraduate students are a major component. UMSL biology students are involved in a variety of local, national, and international research projects that encompasses both basic research as well as current topics in conservation biology and environmental science. Such scientific production has generated an excellent reputation for the UMSL Biology program in both national and international academic circles. Unfortunately, the great majority of these scientific accomplishments are not well known within the larger university or the St. Louis community.

In order to increase the outreach of the scientific work done by the Graduate and Undergraduate biology students at UMSL the BGSA has organized Portraits Of Research Photography Contest where biology students (graduate and undergraduate alike) can display photographs illustrating their current research, its significance, and the scientific, ecological and environmental issues related to it.  The objective of this photography contest is to share the scientific knowledge generated by UMSL biology students and present it a way that is accessible to the general public.

This website you can see all 2009 submissions.


“There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer”

Ansel Adams