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Independent study to conduct discipline based education research

The Lane research group is looking for 1-2 undergraduate student(s) to engage in an independent study in the Fall 2020 semester conducting discipline based education research. The number of hours/credits is flexible. Because of the topic of the work, this research would be ideal for a student who is considering applying for life science graduate programs in the United States during the next 1-2 years; however, this is not a requirement and may be of broad interest to students who want to learn qualitative research skills. The student(s) would be directly mentored by Dr.

​​​​​​​BIOL 2001 Career Planning for Biologists

Want to make progress on your career planning but are overwhelmed with where to start? Consider registering for Biology 2001!  This one-credit pass/fail course provides students structure to engage in career decision-making and planning while breaking down the process into manageable steps.

Consider this course if you want to explore career options in the biological sciences, prepare for job or internship applications or want to organize your graduate school or job application process. Learn more

TA for BIOL 1912 —Photographing the University Community

The seminar will provide students and faculty an opportunity to explore the art of photojournalism and/or documentary photography. Students and faculty will take photographs on the University campus or the surrounding neighborhoods and then each person will assemble their photographs into a coherent essay. The seminar will include social themes, and will have a strong writing component, as well as the obvious focus on photography.

Requirements: Undergraduate student with an interest in photography

Micro Maven

Kip Thacker discovered a deep interest in microbiology as an undergraduate and used it as a springboard for a successful career in business.

When Kip Thacker (B.S. Microbiology, ’76; Ph.D. Microbiology, ’84) enrolled in the University of Minnesota in fall 1973, he had planned to take courses with the aim of attending medical school after graduation.

Finding a Home in CBS

Cheryl Quinn and Bob Buck met as College of Biological Sciences undergraduates and continue to stay connected through philanthropy and volunteering.

The College of Biological Sciences has changed since CBS Steering Committee members Cheryl Quinn (BS Biochemistry and Microbiology ’85) and Robert Buck (BS Biology ’82) were accepted to

Supporting Generations of CBS Students

An unexpected tragedy inspired Dave and Mary Loveless to create a memorial scholarship for their son more than three decades ago, and they've continued to support CBS students ever since.


Dave and Mary Loveless at their son Michael's graduation from the University of Minnesota.

Mary Loveless keeps two large scrapbooks filled w

Probable Meets Possible Spring 2020

The College of Biological Sciences and the Bell Museum recently wrapped up a three-part series titled Probable Meets Possible this spring. The series brought scientists from across the University shared their thoughts on the probable challenges we face and possible advances that could have a profound impact on the future. Watch the discussions below.