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.
Participating in a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a great opportunity to engage in full-time research, investigate an in-depth question of interest, or explore something new. Hundreds of programs exist at universities locally, nationally, or internationally, so there’s something out there for everyone! Join CBS Undergraduate Research Coordinator on November 6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in MCB 3-104 as we discuss the benefits of these programs, and how to find and apply to programs of interest.
A central theme in evolutionary biology is that organisms frequently adapt to a variety of environemnts across their ranges. At the same time, it remains poorly understood as to why boundaries to geographic ranges form and remain stable over long periods of time.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a public health crisis. Currently, no effective strategies to prevent or slow AD exist, largely due to the lack of a complete understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to AD pathophysiology.
The laboratory of Dr. Daniel Voytas on the St. Paul campus is currently looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering systems in crop plants. This position is a great opportunity for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences. While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by no means required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in: Molecular cloning, plant rearing and genetic screening, and methods of genetic modification
The eighth Great Lakes Nuclear Receptors Conference (GLNRC) will take place October 18-19, 2018 in Minneapolis. The GLNRC is a regional conference focused on nuclear receptor research that has been going on for 15 years. The conference offers researchers an opportunity to discuss and critique the latest advances on:
There are two absolutes in science: Failure is frequent and inevitable.
“A lot of what you do [day-to-day] in the lab doesn’t work,” says Dr. Katie Fixen, a microbiologist who recently joined the Plant and Microbial Biology Department on the St. Paul campus.
Feng Zhang was born and raised in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, China’s most populous province. Both math and science came easily to him, so he set his academic sights on genetics, a natural marriage of two passions that would allow him to “solve real problems in the real world.”