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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.

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.

Something Old and Something New

Land purchase near Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories creates new opportunities for research.

Itasca

Aerial photo of the property recently purchased near Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories.

RECITE-ing Science, Across Cultures

Sehoya Cotner joins effort to expand climate change research and science communication for students across international boundaries.

Sehoya Cotner in Svalbard

Sehoya Cotner poses with a polar bear crossing sign in Svalbard, Norway.

Harmful Turned Harmless

Mikael Elias and colleagues engineer an enzyme that rapidly neutralizes the toxicity of common pesticides and herbicides.

Mikael Elias in his lab

Mikael Elias in his lab in St. Paul.

Getting Down to Business

With biology-based solutions moving into the foreground, cross-sector collaborations between industry and academia present a unique opportunity to drive innovation and train students.

Fernando Bazan

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