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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.

Worth Their Teaching Weight in Gold

CBS Student Board honors faculty making big impacts in undergraduate research and education.

The CBS Student Board hosted the annual Golden Pipette Awards March 2 at TCF Bank Stadium, honoring faculty who make major impacts on undergraduates in the college. From most engaging to best academic mentor and CBS Super Fan, the Student Board and students in the college noted some of the faculty that make a difference for them. The 2017 Golden Pipette winners are:

Connecting Remnants of Prairies Past and Present

CBS researchers study prairie plant dispersal in an effort to aid prairie restoration and conservation

David Moeller and Allison Shaw
Above: David Moeller and Allison Shaw at the CBS Conservatory (Photo: Jonathan Pavlica) Below: Lauren Sullivan and Allison Shaw in the field

Connecting the Dots

New faculty member Ya Yang uses plant specimens and computation to find unusual connections between plants.

Ya Yang

What do sugar beets and cacti have in common?

Big Insights From Blind Fish

Grand Challenges team integrates genomic techniques to reveal mechanisms of adaptation in Mexican cave fish populations.

Peter Tiffin, Courtney Passow, Suzanne McGaugh

From left: Peter Tiffin, Courtney Passow, Suzanne McGaugh

CBS People: Angie Koebler

New to the College of Biological Sciences, this staffer delights in discovery


Angie KoeblerWhat do you do here?

I am the Conservatory Services Coordinator at the CBS Conservatory in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology.

How long have you been at the U?

About three weeks.