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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.

Market Science Featured Scientists Initiative

Are you passionate about sharing your love of science and its impact on your life with ours? The CBS Market Science program is recruiting folks to participate in its Featured Scientists Initiative. Traditionally, Market Science is a team of scientists that share science through hands on activities for young students and market goers at local Farmers Markets across the Twin Cities with the goal of providing the opportunity for community members to explore science in informal spaces.

Leading by example

Joseph Ferretti’s time in CBS led him to five decades of research, teaching, and creating opportunities for underrepresented students.

Joe Ferretti

Fall 2020 CBS Pre-Health Career Week

Get ready for your future career in a medical field.

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Start planning for your career in medicine during the CBS Pre-Health Career Week. Whether you plan to work in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, public health, policy or beyond, you can take advantage of the programming available October 12-16.

Better with age? A Petri Dish conversation

The Petri Dish explores how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. No PowerPoints. Just lively, curiosity-driven conversations on timely topics with University of Minnesota experts.

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A Q&A with Tad Sonstegard

GCD alum shares his thoughts on life after graduation.

Tad Sonstegard received his Ph.D. in Genetics & Cell Biology (precursor to MCDB&G) 1995 and is currently the chief executive officer/chief science officer of Acceligen, a division of Recombinetics

Probable Meets Possible: Learning to speak microbe

Join for conversations this fall with University scientists about how discoveries happening now may impact the future.

Microbes exist in communities just like us and, just like us, they communicate. As scientists come to better understand how they communicate, they are identifying ways to alter that communication to create alternatives to antibiotics, prevent corrosion and much more.

CBS Job/Internship Search Group


Are you a recent CBS alumni (2019-2020) or a current student looking for a job or internship? COVID-19 presents new challenges. Join this group online for guidance! The group meets four Mondays in July (7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27) from 10 -11 a.m. CT