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Graduate students

The College of Biological Sciences is home to five distinct graduate programs, spanning biochemistry to plant biology. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about CBS graduate students.

CBSelfie with Molly Tillmann

Molly Tillmann, a Ph.D. student in Plant and Microbial Biology, first got her start in ecology interning at Cedar Creek for two summers as an undergraduate student. In her graduate work, she studies how plants can develop roots from aboveground organs.

Molly TIllman poses in the lab

CBSelfie with Joshua Havill

A third year PhD student in Plant and Microbial Biology, Joshua Havill is trying to save hops… and thus beer. He started studying hop powdery mildew, a poorly-understood disease that plagues hop growers, as an undergraduate transfer student. 

Joshua Havill 

Lab: Muehlbauer Lab

Entered Program: Summer 2017

Volunteer for STEM Day!

Over 100 first and second grade students are coming to campus on December 12 for a morning of STEM activities. Take a break from working the lab or studying and volunteer to lead or assist a station!

Event Details:
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center
Thursday, December 12
Volunteers needed from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
All volunteers are invited to stay for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & talk with the students in a more casual setting about life as a scientist.

The Science Behind the Movie: The Lion King

What’s fact and what’s fiction in new live-action Lion King? 

Come find out! CBS Student Services invites CBS students, faculty and staff, join us for a screening of The Lion King (2019) followed by a discussion led by former University of Minnesota Lion Center researcher Dr. Anna Mosser.

Event Details
Thursday, November 21
5:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union

No RSVP required.

Celebrate First-Gen Week, Nov 4-Nov 8

Join CBS, the University of Minnesota and colleges across the U.S. as we celebrate the presence and experience of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff on campus! The national First-Generation College Celebration Day takes place on November 8, the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965. We celebrate all week, Nov 4 - Nov 8. Be sure to see the full list of activities across campus.

 

CBSelfie with Ashley Arthur

Ashley Arthur juggles two degrees, research and outreach while pursuing her PhD in MCDB&G.

Ashley Arthur

Ashley Arthur, a sixth-year PhD student in MCDB&G also completed a MS in Computational Biology. Conducting research in a cell biology lab and starting the UMN Chapter of Girls Who Code keeps her busy on campus.

A Winding Road to Research

BMBB graduate student Joe Heili’s path to a Ph.D. has moved him around the University, but it hasn’t held him back from national accolades. 

Joe HeiliJoe Heili’s self-described “circuitous” Ph.D. path has moved him from CBS undergraduate to national acclaimed graduate student in a matter of years. The Ph.D.