You are here

Alumni

College of Biological Sciences alumni can be found all over the globe, doing amazing work with their degrees. Enjoy this collection of features and opportunities for and about CBS alumni.

From New Jersey to the Northwoods

Russell Rothman made his way to Minnesota to study wolves and now he makes sure other graduate students can pursue their research goals.

Russ Rothman

“I know how important it is to be able to initiate the research with a little help," says Rothman, pictured with his dogs.

Answering the Call

Mary Kemen doesn't shy away from putting her medical training to use in difficult circumstances, including traveling to New York City to treat COVID-19 patients. 


Mary Kemen (BS Botany ’78, BS Biochemistry ’79, MD ’84) spent more than two weeks in April at a hospital on Long Island, N.Y., where 90 of the 400 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care. With elective procedures on hold at the hospital where she works in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the anesthesiologist had time to volunteer. 

Call for nominations: 2020 CBS Alumni Awards

Know a CBS alum who deserves recognition? Nominate them for a CBS alumni award!

College of Biological Sciences graduates go on to do great things in healthcare, industry, education and many other fields. We think our grads deserve accolades for their efforts. CBS alumni, faculty, staff and students are eligible to participate. You can even nominate yourself!

Laying a Path to Policy

CBS alumna Katherine Himes hopes to inspire students to explore the possibilities at the intersection of science and policy.

Katherine Himes

Despite seeing few examples of careers to pursue outside of academia, healthcare or industry while in graduate school, Katherine Himes (B.S. Neuroscience, ’99; Ph.D. Neuroscience, ’07) decided to forge her own path.

Call for nominations: 2020 CBS Alumni Awards

Know an outstanding alum? Nominate them for a CBS alumni award!

College of Biological Sciences graduates go on to do great things in healthcare, industry, education and many other fields. We think our grads deserve accolades for their efforts. CBS alumni, faculty, staff and students are eligible to participate.

Getting to Know Sarah Weatherman - 2019 Emerging Alumni Award Recipient

Sarah WeathermanSarah Weatherman received her B.S. in Microbiology in 2015 and is a MHA/MBA Candidate at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She served as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where she helped develop a vaccine for the Nipah virus.