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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

Podcast episode | Meet Lab Manager Anita Porath-Krause

When Anita Porath-Krause first joined the Borer-Seabloom lab, she was pretty new to ecology. With a PhD in evolution, she wasn’t new to research, but the experimental designs were very different. Alex connects with Anita to hear about her journey and projects that excite her.

Podcast episode | Meet Professor Eric Seabloom

A professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Seabloom shares memories about the early days of the Nutrient Network and talks about the impact the global experiments have had so far.

Eric Seabloom in the field

The Pandemic Changed How I Think About Science Communication

How the power of story sharing, honesty and empathetic listening moved people and changed their opinions about COVID-19.


After a year of working with the Minneapolis Health Department calling people who tested positive for COVID-19, I don’t know how many calls I’ve made, but I keep chugging away at an ever-growing list. When I check one name off, another dozen are added.