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Research

At the College of Biological Sciences we learn biology by doing biology, and our faculty are on the cutting edge of research and discovery in the field. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities concerning research at CBS.

Realizing the Future: Genome Engineering 2017 Conference

The Genome Writers Guild invites you to attend the Realizing the Future: Genome Engineering 2017 conference  July 13-15 at McNamara Alumni Center. Attendees can go to sessions led by numerous scientists in the genome editing field, attend poster sessions and hear from plenary speaker David Brin during the course of the conference. CBS faculty members Eric Hendrickson and Dan Voytas are among the program's speakers. 

New Biacore S200 SPR Resource Available on Campus

The Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development has a new Biacore S200 machine. The ITDD conducts SPR studies for projects funded by collaborating PIs or will train new users to operate the BiacoreS200. 

Dr. Carolyn Kinglsey will conduct new user training. 

Pennycress, Pollinators and Paris

CBS graduate student Jason Thomas receives Fulbright Scholarship to study plant sciences in France.

Jason Thomas

From the fields of St. Paul campus, Jason Thomas’ next plant venture will take him across the Atlantic to further explore the plant sciences.

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:

UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruises

New to planning shipboard field work?  Wondering how to request research vessel time, or specific pieces of equipment? Need samples or data to initiate a research project? If so, take part in the “2017 UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise.” This cruise and pre-cruise information workshop will instruct early career marine scientists (including Ph.D. students, post docs and first or second year faculty members) on how to effectively plan for, acquire, and utilize time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education.

Critical Care Research Center Internship

The Critical Care Research Center at Regions Hospital will be accepting applicants for their internship program, which runs June 2017 – June 2018. This internship provides the opportunity to become immersed in multiple aspects of clinical research ranging from NIH-funded trials to retrospective investigator-initiated trials at a Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center. Interns will spend the majority of time in the emergency department, allowing first-hand exposure to the medical field. 

Retiring Rankings

When it comes to teaching the tree of life, a new study finds that descent with modification is the way to go.

During evolution units, the phrase, “King Phillip Came Over For Good Soup,” echoes from introductory biology classrooms. Instructors use this mnemonic device to drive home the levels of taxonomic classification — kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species.