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The department of Plant and Microbial Biology works to advance knowledge of basic plant and microbial biology. Teaching and research programs in the department cover molecular, biochemical, cellular, developmental, physiological, organismal, ecological, and evolutionary biology of plants, algae and fungi. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about PMB.

Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium

Date: April 30, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cargill 105 and Cargill Atrium

The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology invite you to attend the Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium on Monday, April 30. The event will feature student lightning talks (five minutes each) as well as a poster session.

CBSpotlight: Fumiaki Katagiri

This longtime member of the Plant and Microbial Biology faculty is interested in what makes plants' immune signaling networks resilient.

Fumiaki Katagiri

Much like humans, plants exhibit immune responses to invading pathogens.

A Sample Strain and a Lasting Legacy

Former University faculty member Marty Dworkin’s microbiology legacy lives on in the kegs of a local taproom.

Dworkin group
Front row from left to right: Caleb Levar, Tim Brickman, Daniel Bond, Jeffrey Gralnick; back: Niko Tonks of Fair State Brewing

Two tenure-track positions in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Are you a creative investigator who excels at working collaboratively and pushing disciplinary boundaries in plant sciences?


Then we want to hear from you. The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) is hiring two tenure-track assistant professor or associate professors in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology.  New technologies and approaches provide unprecedented opportunities to link fundamental properties of plants at the molecular, cellular or tissue levels to phenotype.