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BIO - Spring 2011

Research | College | Alumni | Events

Research

How to make "green" fossil fuels

Researchers in Larry Wackett's lab are coaxing bacteria, with the help of sunlight and carbon dioxide, to do just that.

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A protein with potential

Reuben Harris leads a $10 million multi-institutional effort to study an antiviral protein that could hold the key to treating HIV.

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Model researcher

Melissa Gardner draws on her engineering expertise to model the interplay of proteins that control cell movement and division.

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Hitting rock bottom

Jeff Gralnick and an interdisciplinary team of U researchers descend to the depths of the Soudan Mine to study unusual microbes.

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College

One man, many roles

Vic Bloomfield reflects on his long tenure and diverse experiences as a researcher, teacher and administrator at the U of M.

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The art (and science) of leadership

The first cohort of students to complete the Dean's Scholars program talks about what they learned along the way.

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Bridging the bioethics gap

Biology undergraduate Jennifer Nicklay wants to help cultivate dialogue between scientists and citizens on topics like GMOs.

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It's elementary

One of nearly two dozen CBS student groups, the Biochemistry Club inspires the 12 and under set with fun, engaging science lessons.

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Alumni

Back in balance

CBS alum Gary Back has spent nearly three decades helping ranchers and miners restore their land's ecological balance.

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A crusade against cancer

Chad Toledo's father was diagnosed with cancer when he was still a teen.  The alum has been working toward a cure ever since.

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Events

Itasca weekend in the woods

Spend September 23-25 at Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories with CBS faculty, staff and fellow alumni.

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Get LinkedIn to College of Biological Sciences

Did you know that the College of Biological Sciences has a LinkedIn gorup? 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.