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BioLine

BioLine - sharing bio-related research beyond the bubble

BioLine is a graduate student-led blog and email newsletter centered on sharing recent bio-related research findings and stories. The aims of BioLine are three-fold: 

  1. Provide researchers practice communicating their work to new audiences,
  2. Increase communication about research among students, and
  3. Celebrate the work of student researchers.

The success of BioLine relies on contributions from the UMN research community. Learn more about its origin story and the nuts and bolts of submitting

Recent BioLine Entries

Staying tuned to invasive carp

How sound could help keep the Mississippi safe from invasive species.


You may have had the harrowing experience of accidentally pressing your car’s panic button, suddenly turning a quiet parking lot into an ear-piercing nightmare. When used intentionally, this tool is a crime deterrent, sending the bad guys running while you push through the loud sound to travel safely to your destination.

Podcast Episode | Meet Professor Elizabeth Borer

Professor Elizabeth Borer is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. Hear more about the early days of the global research experiments and learn about some unusual tools she’s used to do her work.

Borer in the field