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Getting to Know David Kirkpatrick

Longtime faculty member steps into role as department head of Biology Teaching and Learning, and offers his insights on BTL’s efforts in education research.

David Kirkpatrick

After serving as interim, David Kirkpatrick was recently named head of the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning.

Checking in With Dean Forbes - October 2018

October is always a whirlwind of activity. This year is no exception. Last week, we celebrated donors and scholarship recipients at our annual recognition dinner, kicked off our fall Petri Dish series at the new Bell and broke ground on a new Conservatory!

Alumni at Work: Riley Seitz

 

CBS alum Riley Seitz put her background in microbiology to work building Surly Brewery's quality lab from the ground up.

Riley Seitz

Riley Seitz (B.S. Microbiology '14) at Surly Brewery in Minneapolis where she is quality manager. 


Job title: Quality Manager at Surly Brewery

The Story Behind the Scientist with Katie Fixen

Katie Fixen

There are two absolutes in science: Failure is frequent and inevitable.

“A lot of what you do [day-to-day] in the lab doesn’t work,” says Dr. Katie Fixen, a microbiologist who recently joined the Plant and Microbial Biology Department on the St. Paul campus.

Checking in With Dean Forbes -- September 2018

I work with many incredibly talented faculty and staff to set a course for the college. It’s one of the things I love most about my job. This job comes with great responsibility, and I feel a particular obligation to ensure that we always act with integrity and transparency to achieve our mission.

Going the extra mile

Angie Koebler makes a special trip to Penn State to bring the rare Amborellas plant to the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory.


WalkingAngie Koebler (right) poses for a picture at Penn State University on her trip to pick up the Amborella plants.