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Featuring news, updates and stories by and for the CBS community, Connect is your resource for the latest from the College of Biological Sciences.

A Physiologist, Come Full Circle

Sarah Malmquist returns to her CBS roots, this time as a faculty member.

Sarah Malmquist

Sarah Malmquist’s ventures in higher education stretch from foggy mornings of Seattle to busy evenings on Long Island. But last semester, the often seemingly endless winters of Minnesota called her back to her roots.

CBSpotlight: Fumiaki Katagiri

This longtime member of the Plant and Microbial Biology faculty is interested in what makes plants' immune signaling networks resilient.

Fumiaki Katagiri

Much like humans, plants exhibit immune responses to invading pathogens.

Spring 2018 Petri Dish Series

Isn't life fascinating? It gets even more interesting when you put three University of Minnesota experts with distinct perspectives together in the same room for an unscripted, free-flowing discussion. Join us for science-y fun and curiosity-driven conversations about how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. 

Parks Proud

Helping sustain and build on Minneapolis parks’ reputation for excellence is all in a day’s work for Jennifer Ringold.

Jennifer Ringold

Planting Seeds

Fourth-generation Gopher Mary Kemen is making sure students have access to hands-on learning opportunities.

Mary Kemen

Mary Kemen at the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory where she did research as an undergraduate.

Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program Accepting Applications

The deadline to apply for the 2018 cohort is February 1!


Are you interested in collaborating on multidisciplinary research that addresses societally relevant problems? The Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program is accepting applications for the 2018 cohort. It's a unique opportunity to take on big questions and work across disciplines to find answers.

Checking in With Dean Forbes - December 2017


What are you most excited about at the moment?

Last month, we announced the purchase of 63 acres of land near Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories. Clarence Lehman and others worked for months to secure the property, which will make it possible to substantially expand the research program at Itasca. It’s a wonderful development at just the right moment as incoming director Jonathan Schilling steps into his new role with a fresh vision for bringing long-term research projects to Itasca.