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Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy - Fall 2017

Fluorescence microscopy is an essential technique to probe the inner workings of cells and tissues. Yet, few students have a clear grasp of how a fluorescent microscope works and how to quantitatively analyze the large data sets it generates. You will learn ‘hands on’ the inner workings of fluorescent microscopes, how to set up and acquire fluorescent images using microscopes, and how to quantitatively analyze image data using FIJI (ImageJ) software. Graduate students will gain confidence in the acquisition and quantitative analysis of their own image data.

MICB 4131 Immunology Fall 2017

Learn how the immune system works and how immunity is important for cancer, transplantation, vaccines, autoimmunity and microbiomes in MICB 4131 during fall 2017. This three-credit course meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Four Summer Career Tips from the CBS Career Team

If you're getting close to graduation:

  • Update your résumé (don't wait until the perfect job for you is about to close their application!)
  • Create a Linked-In account
  • Conduct a practice interview with a career coach
  • Clean up social media (especially if you are a job seeker)

If you're exploring careers:

2017 Foundations of Biology Poster Sessions

Students present in Biology 3004

Hear about the hands-on research experiences of CBS undergraduates at the spring 2017 Biology 3004 poster sessions. Students will talk about their research and findings from group projects done in the course. The poster sessions this spring include:

New Research Group Management Course

Professional development for postdoctoral scientists and senior graduate students

This CBS professional development course, led by Carrie Wilmot and Jennifer Powers is aimed at postdoctoral scientists and senior graduate students who envision transitioning to a project or group leadership position in academia, industry, or government research.

Take Biology 3610 This Spring Semester

Interested in earning credit for your Biology related internship this Spring 2017? Consider registering for BIOL 3610 Internship: Professional Experience in Biological Sciences!

This S/N course allows students to engage in structured reflection and career development throughout the internship experience while earning credit. A student must secure their own internship which can be paid, unpaid or stipend and intern a minimum of 150 hours over at least 10 weeks.

Human Skeletal Analysis Course Offered Spring 2017

Anthropology has added ANTH 3405/5405  - Human Skeletal Analysis to the spring semester course schedule.  The course will have a lecture Mondays from 10:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. and a lab on Fridays from 10:10 - 11:00 a.m.  The class provides significant lab time working with real human remains.

4+1 Master's in Public Health Program

Interested in public health? Earn a Masters in Public Health while saving time and money! The School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota is currently accepting applications for the 4+1 Environmental Health MPH for fall 2017. Through this program, students can begin working on an MPH in Environmental Health during their senior year in the College of Biological Sciences and graduate with a master's degree the following year. Applications are due by April 1, 2017.