"Adpative Holgraphic Imaging allows one to optically fly-through a tumor. Dr. Balasubramanian, Assistant Professor of Physics, is shown aligning a titanium-sapphire laser system used in this imaging modality"
"The study of fruit types is one of many topics in the study of plants. Dr. Stephan, Assistant Professor of Biology, is shown collecting samples for her labs in General Botany and Taxonomic Botany"
Welcome to Lincoln University’s Department of Life and Physical Sciences.
In keeping with the teaching component of the land grant mission of Lincoln University, the Department of Life and Physical Sciences focuses on preparing students to be competent and competitive in scientific, technical, educational and professional occupations.
Students who choose a major in this department will find undergraduate degree programs in biology, chemistry and physics. Courses in biotechnology are also offered through this department. Students may also prepare for medical, dental, and veterinary school by customizing their program of study to meet the unique requirements of these professional schools.
The faculty of the department has a commitment to provide quality and personalized educational experiences that will assist students in their personal development and preparation for science and related area careers or graduate study.
In addition, motivated students will also have the opportunity to conduct research in frontier areas of nano-medicine, biosensor development, adaptive photonics, animal and plant science, genetics, biofuels etc. Department faculty, in collaboration with faculty from the University of Missouri-Columbia, are currently working on extramurally funded research to develop diffused optical imaging modalities to map brain function. Several faculty are working on Department of Defense projects to identify minefields and improvised explosive devices. Others are working to enhance agricultural production in mid-missouri as well as work with regional livestock farmers to improve quality in cattle as well as goats and sheep. Faculty are involved in mapping disease transport vectors in ecosystems in the midwest as well as looking at environmental pollutant spread and control in area watersheds.