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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.

Panel Discussion with Phytograds Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Phytograds Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee invites you to participate in a panel discussion on the intersection of STEM graduate student power and minoritized status. We will invite three panelists to discuss how race, gender, and disability status affect the realized power grads have in determining the paths of their academic and research careers. We hope all of you will join us for this important conversation.

Enroll in May Term Course GCD 5111: Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy

Earn 3 credits in a 3 week intensive online lab course. Learn all you ever wanted to know about microscopy and data analysis but were too afraid to ask. Registration for summer courses opens February 25.

Fluorescence microscopy is an indispensable technique in the Biological Sciences that is used for studying proteins and cells in their physiological state. While fluorescence microscopy is commonly employed for observing molecules or disease progression, its real strength lies in the ability to reveal quantitative information.

Philip C. Hamm Plant Sciences Scholarships Available

The Philip C. Hamm Scholarship program recognizes excellence in the plant sciences.  Scholarships of up to $1,000 are available for undergraduate students; scholarships of up to $2,000 are available for graduate students.  Complete details are available at https://www.hammscholarship.umn.edu/.

Applications (undergraduate students) and nominations (graduate students; to be submitted through the Directors of Graduate Studies) are due March 15, 2021.

Alumni Insights | A healthy interest in healthcare - Careers in medicine

If you are thinking about applying to medical or professional school this is the session for you. CBS alumni in healthcare careers will provide their insights about the best way to position yourself for medical and professional school, the application process and what to expect in medical school and as a working physician.

Event Details

  • Wednesday, Mar. 3

  • 4 - 5 p.m. CT via Zoom

  • Register *

*Required, Zoom link sent after registration.

Alumni Insights | Feeling industrious? Careers in biotechnology and biomedical fields

CBS alumni in a variety of industry roles will offer their take on how to use your degree in biotechnology and biomedical fields. Whether you are interested in entrepreneurship and startups or a career at an established company, this is the session for you. Hear about their professional paths and ask your questions!

Event Details

  • Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • 4 - 5 p.m. CT via Zoom

  • Register *

*Required, Zoom link sent after registration.

Alumni Insights | Beyond a B.S. - Graduate and professional school

Interested in applying to graduate or professional school? Join CBS alums who are current students or recent alums! They will share their insights and answer your questions about the application process and navigating your next phase of your education. 

Event Details

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10

  • 4 - 5 p.m. CT

  • Register*

*Required, Zoom link sent after registration.