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Student Profile

Here you will find a collection of profiles featuring the amazing students who make up the College of Biological Sciences.

CBSelfie with Adam Kostanecki

This to-be senior and Plant and Microbial Biology major has a passion for understanding the interplay between plants and their environment.

Adam Kostanecki

Your year and major?
I am a senior in CBS studying Plant and Microbial Biology.

Innovation through internationalization

Xianyi Xiong receives University award for work on campus internationalization.

Xianyi Xiong

For Xianyi Xiong, looking at the world from multiple perspectives is merely everyday life. The junior, who is studying microbiology and biochemistry, has to interact with classmates, manage schoolwork and live in an American city as a first-generation, foreign-born student from China.

Science meets social action

Graduate student Siddharth Bharath Iyengar received the University’s 2019 Outstanding Community Service Award for his work at the intersection of social and environmental justice and science.

Siddharth Iyengar

Siddharth Bharath Iyengar’s interest in community is expansive.

Filling the gap

Reme Abulu looks to medicine as a way to deal with disparities and representation in healthcare.

Reme Abulu

Reme Abulu looks at disparities in our healthcare system and sees more than a list of problems to solve. For the College of Biological Sciences undergraduate and aspiring physician, some of these systemic issues are personal.

Meet Tyler Imfeld

This EEB Ph.D. candidate shares his thoughts on teaching, travelling and living out childhood dreams.

Tyler Imfeld

Graduate Program: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

Faculty advisor: Keith Barker

Alumni at Work: Molly Westfield

Molly Westfield (B.S. Biochemistry '18) draws on her research background to develop vaccines at a biotechnology startup

Molly Westfield
CBS alumnae Molly Westfield (left) and her colleague Dr. Leah Randles in the Syntiron lab.

Job title: Research Associate I/Biochemist

CBSelfie with Alexandra Finley

Alex Finley

Name and year in school?
Alexandra Finley. I am a junior majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Technical Writing and Communication.

Hometown?
Rock Hill, South Carolina

CBSelfie with Meredith Song

GCD and GWSS major Meredith Song tells the story behind her “Scientist Superheroes" art exhibit and shares her favorite spot on campus

Meredith Song

Name and year in school? 
Meredith Song, second year.

Hometown?
Prior Lake, MN

CBSelfie with Bridget Dillon

Get to know CBS Student Board President Bridget Dillon!

Bridget Dillon

Pictured: Bridget in Spain during a study abroad session during summer 2018.

Name and year in school?
Bridget Dillon, I am a junior this year. 

Hometown?
Eden Prairie, MN