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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.

2018 University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual poster fair that gives all undergraduate researchers a chance to share their research, scholarly and creative projects with the University community. Whether you have done your research through a credit experience, through employment or through UROP or another program, you are welcome to register for the Symposium and present your poster.

University of Georgia Population Biology of Infectious Diseases Summer REU

The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site at the University of Georgia is a nine-week NSF-funded program which provides students from across the country with research experiences at the intersections of quantitative and experimental studies in infectious disease biology.

University of Georgia Summer Undergraduate Biology Education Research Program

The University of Georgia recently announced the fifth year of its Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER) REU site program. UBER is a a nine-week, NSF-funded program which involves undergraduates in designing and conducting research on biology teaching and learning with mentorship from faculty in UGA’s Division of Biological Sciences and College of Education.

Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program Accepting Applications

The deadline to apply for the 2018 cohort is February 1!

Are you interested in collaborating on multidisciplinary research that addresses societally relevant problems? The Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program is accepting applications for the 2018 cohort. It's a unique opportunity to take on big questions and work across disciplines to find answers.

Santa Fe Institute Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a 10-week summer internship in which students develop innovative research projects in collaboration with an SFI mentor.

The program asks students to discard traditional disciplinary boundaries, and combine concepts and tools from the physical, natural, and social sciences. This allows students to ask big questions about real-world complex systems using the rigorous methods employed at the Santa Fe Institute.

Something Old and Something New

Land purchase near Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories creates new opportunities for research.


Aerial photo of the property recently purchased near Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories.

RECITE-ing Science, Across Cultures

Sehoya Cotner joins effort to expand climate change research and science communication for students across international boundaries.

Sehoya Cotner in Svalbard

Sehoya Cotner poses with a polar bear crossing sign in Svalbard, Norway.