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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 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?

What year in school are you?

Where is your hometown?
Eagan, Minnesota

CBSelfie with Dimitri Sidiropoulos

This CBS undergrad is all about getting with the program(ming).

Dimitri Sidropoulos

Sidiropoulos (pictured third from the left) takes a picture with fellow members of the Biologists Who Code Circle. 

Who are you?
Dimitri Sidiropoulos; Senior; Genetics, Cell Biology and Development and Biochemistry major

CBSelfie with Danielle Amundsen

Whether it’s Grey’s Anatomy, ER or General Hospital, this CBS undergraduate sees where the media gets medicine right, and sometimes a bit wrong.

Danielle Amundsen

Who are you?
Danielle Amundsen; Junior; Biochemistry major, Spanish Studies and Public Health minors

Where is your hometown?
Waunakee, WI

Insights on Insulin

Audrey Lane shares findings on diabetes distress at American Pancreatic Association’s annual meeting in Boston.
Audrey Lane

Audrey Lane, a CBS senior studying genetics, cell biology and development, recently took her research endeavors to Boston, presenting her findings on diabetes distress after a total pancreatectomy at the American Pancreatic Association’s annual meeting.

CBSelfie with Madeline Schutte

This CBS senior is building community with fellow aspiring Physician Assistants in the college. 

Madeline Schutte

Who are you?
Madeline Schutte; Biology major; senior (graduating in December)

Where is your hometown?
Maple Grove, MN.

What CBS Circle are you leading this year?
Pre-Physician Assistant Preparation

Exploring Medicine in Mandarin

Thomas Lein takes advantage of Chinese Language Flagship Program in Nanjing, China, only the second U of M student to complete the program.
Thomas Lein

Thomas Lein has his sights set on medical school. But before launching into an MD program, the senior, who is studying biochemistry and Chinese, jumped at the opportunity to explore his interests outside the sciences.