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Undergraduate students

Here you will find a collection of news, information and updates for College of Biological Sciences undergraduate students.

Join the team The Journal of Young Investigators

The Journal of Young Investigators is an entirely student-led and peer-reviewed journal that publishes physical, social, and biological sciences research. Students can get involved with the publication as a member of our staff, as we are currently hiring for a number of open positions in our corporate and editorial departments. JYI provides an incredible first-hand look at the inner-workings of a research journal for students interested in pursuing academic research in the future. 

Checking in With Dean Forbes - May 2021

The end of an academic year is a time for celebration and reflection. This year is no different despite our altered circumstances. On Saturday, around half of the graduating class will take their assigned seats in 3M Arena at Mariucci and have the opportunity to walk across the stage as their name is called. No faculty or family will be in attendance, but this small step toward normality feels good all the same. As always, our graduates are an inspiration.

Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Four teaching assistants named as 2021 Outstanding TA award recipients for their excellence in the classroom.


CBS recently announced the four recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Teaching Award. The award is given to teaching assistants who have shown excellence in teaching or other forms of instruction that enhance the educational experience of students in the College. This year’s recipients are:

A Lesson in Translating Science

Students in Molecular Biology and Society developed pandemic-themed projects to hone their science communication skills.

This spring, Molecular Biology and Society (Biology 3025) were asked not only to master scientific content but communicate it to the public.

Two 2021 Graduating GCD Students Named to Phi Beta Kappa

Two graduating seniors majoring in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development were welcomed as members of Phi Beta Kappa this year. The graduates named to the society include:

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As an undergraduate, Ivy Johnson worked as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Deepali Sachdev in the Masonic Cancer Center. She

Meet with CBS career coaches this summer!

CBS Career Coaches are available for appointments all summer for undergraduates and alumni who have graduated within the last 2 years. 

Career Coaches can help with career exploration, resume writing and review, assistance with LinkedIn profiles and networking, planning for graduate school or health professional school, interviewing practice, and more.

CBS Undergraduates Named as 2021 Acara Challenge Finalists

Six CBS undergraduates are among the finalists for this year's Acara Challenge competition, held annually to support students looking to solve social or environmental issues. The group that wins the competition can receive up to $5,000 to pay for expenses related to help develop their solutions or serve in an internship position in the area they're focusing on. The undergraduates and the projects they're working on include: