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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.

Meet Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson


Graduate Program: Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics

Faculty advisors: Eric Hendrickson & Jakub Tolar

Where did you get your undergraduate degree and what was your major?  
Purdue University, Genetics

Meet Ambuj Upadhyay

Ambuj Upadhyay

Graduate Program: Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics

Faculty advisor: Michael O’Connor

Where did you get your undergraduate degree and what was your major?  
University of Florida, Zoology

Nagel Named Goldwater Scholar

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior junior Anna Nagel talks evolutionary theory, her high-flying hobby and how it felt to be named a Goldwater Scholar

Anna Nagel
What led you to choose Ecology, Evolution and Behavior as your major?

CBSelfie with Conor Nath

Biochemistry senior Conor Nath is a co-founder of UMN's peer-driven suicide prevention program, The Bandana Project.Conor Nath

Who are you?
Conor Nath; senior

Hometown?
Stillwater, MN

What is your major?
Biochemistry

CBSelfie with Destiny Weaver

Neuroscience major Destiny Weaver shares how getting involved on campus has allowed her to promote diversity in STEM fields

Destiny Weaver

Who are you?
Destiny Weaver; sophomore

Hometown?
Brooklyn Park, MN

Putting Down Roots

Jesse Abelson and classmates combat malnutrition in Haiti by turning bunchgrass into a cash crop

Vetiver plant

Even back on campus, Jesse Abelson’s memories of being a volunteer emergency medical technician in Haiti never strayed far from his mind.

CBSelfie with Austin Hovland

This CBS undergrad is exploring the passion behind the petri dish.

Austin Hovland

What’s your major?
Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development.

What year in school are you?
Junior (Graduating)

Where is your hometown?
Jordan, MN

CBSelfie with Erin Chappuis

This CBS senior explores the iniquities in a career field she’s helping others prepare for.

Erin ChappuisWhat’s your major?
Biology

What year in school are you?
Senior

Where is your hometown?
Eagan, Minnesota