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BIO - Spring 2010

Research News

A cure for disease and deforestation?

Fungi hidden in plants on a South Pacific island offer hope for human and environmental health.

 

 

 

A calculating collaboration

Combining biology, mathematics and supercomputing provides unprecedented insights into differentiation in embryo cell.

 

 

 

Ecologist extraordinaire

Regents Professor David Tilman receives the top international prize for ecology research for his groundbreaking studies of biodiversity and endangered species.

 

 

 

Think you know lions?

Visit the new online home of the Lion Research Center—led by leading lion expert Craig Packer—to learn things you never knew about Panthera leo.

 

 

 

College News

Direct from the dean

College of Biological Sciences Dean Robert Elde reflects on the major accomplishments and challenges of the academic year.

 

 

 

 

With CBS from the start

After a 42-year career at the College of Biological Sciences — almost as many years as the college has existed — Professor Ross Johnson is retiring.

 

 

 

 

Striking scholarship gold

Biochemistry undergraduate Xiaoying Lou reflects on winning the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship and her course-altering encounter with a human heart.

 

 

 

 

Taking the long view

This year’s commencement speaker, U.C. Berkeley professor and top genetics researcher Jasper Rine, offers advice for those just starting out in biology.

 

 

 

Alumni News

The science of uncertainty

CBS alumna Amy Swanson combines a background in genetics with a passion for helping people as a genetic counselor.

 

 

 

 

On the bench, outside the box

Biotechnology researcher and CBS alum Kerry Gunning looks for novel solutions in the lab to problems in the real world.

 

 

 

 

 

Take a walk on the wild side

Spend a brilliant fall weekend mingling with alumni and donors at Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories September 24–26.

 

 

 

 

 

An eventful spring for CBS alumni

Check out photos of recent alumni events including an evening touring the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and the annual Biology House dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

Get LinkedIn to College of Biological Sciences

Did you know that the College of Biological Sciences has a LinkedIn group? It’s open to all students and alumni. Share your professional insights or network with other alums working in science-based industries, education and other fields.

Keep college ties strong

Join the College of Biological Sciences Alumni Society (BSAS), part of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, and take advantage of a whole range of benefits. Get discounts on event tickets, Gopher apparel and more. Call UMAA Member Services at 612-624-2323 or visit the membership page.