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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.

Something Old and Something New

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

Itasca

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.

Harmful Turned Harmless

Mikael Elias and colleagues engineer an enzyme that rapidly neutralizes the toxicity of common pesticides and herbicides.

Mikael Elias in his lab

Mikael Elias in his lab in St. Paul.

A Wolf Den and an Opportunity

After a litter of wolf pups turns up at Cedar Creek, University researchers embark on an effort to understand how wolves affect their environment.

Wolf pup

A wolf pup at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Impact of CBS Scholarships

Scholarships offer our students the chance to take advantage of opportunities to prepare them for their future. Hear from CBS undergraduates how receiving impacted them. 

 

Fast Forward

EDU-STEM Network Launches

Participants from higher education institutions across the country recently met at the U of M to discuss future directions for research.

Cissy Ballen and Sehoya Cotner

Sehoya Cotner and Cissy Ballen

Summer Research Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Diversity Summer Health-Related Education Program is a competitive program designed to provide research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in biomedical science. Qualified diverse students who are accepted into the program are "matched" with an established faculty investigator(s) to participate in research project(s) addressing the causes, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular, pulmonary and hematological diseases. The application deadline is February 1, 2018 by 5 p.m. CST.

Get to Know Jacob Moore

Jacob Moore, the new Undergraduate Research Coordinator, took time to answer a few questions about himself and share about his role in CBS.

Jacob Moore