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Aaron Engelhart and Kate Adamala join NASA-funded team with the aim of finding the origins of life.

NASA

In pondering the big questions of life, few are bigger than, ‘Where did we come from?’ Aaron Engelhart and Kate Adamala are undaunted.

Become an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant!

The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning has approximately 15 open positions of Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Biology 1001,1003 or 1009 in the Fall 2019 semester.  The essential qualifications for these positions are advanced undergraduate standing (junior or senior carrying at least six credits) and completion of at least Biol 1951/1961 (or equivalent).  Successful candidates typically have more experience in biology through additional coursework, jobs, or research. 

Checking in with Dean Forbes -- March 2019

I recently shared the College’s FY20 Compact and the 2018 Annual Report. I encourage you to spend some time reviewing these documents when you have a chance. Taken together, the College’s compact and annual report provide a snapshot of our past, present and future. The contents of both documents speak to what we have achieved and what we can yet achieve through our collective efforts.

Alumni at Work: Sarah Bloch, Ph.D.

A background in synthetic biology and microbial metabolism, and experience working across disciplines started Bloch on a path to a leadership role at a burgeoning Bay Area biotech firm.

Sarah Bloch

2019 Spring Science Fling

Hear lightning science talks about research being conducted at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve at the 2019 Cedar Creek Spring Science Fling on Friday, March 15. Faculty and researchers will share fast, five-minute talks on their latest findings at the University's field station in East Bethel, Minnesota. Stop by 335 Borlaug Hall on St. Paul campus between 2-5 p.m. on March 15 to learn more about research happening at Cedar Creek!

Cedar Creek Spring Science Fling

Creating Effective Science Stories with MPR

On Monday, March 11, GCC 3016/5016 is hosting MPR Producer Julie Siple and reporter Elizabeth Dunbar for a discussion on creating effective science stories.

Time: 11:45 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Location: VBS room 145

Bioethics Undergraduate Group Meeting

The Bioethics Undergraduate Group will be hosting its next open meeting on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in Memorial Union 301! We will be learning about ethics regarding use of animals as research subjects. Food will be provided.

Lindahl Academic Center Tutors

The Lindahl Academic Center is recruiting tutors for summer and fall 2019! They are looking for tutors from a wide variety of programs and majors such as:

  • Carlson
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Kinesiology
  • and many others!

They are looking for graduate students, seniors, juniors and sophomores with strong academic performance. Apply now!

Bioinformatic Analysis Summer Course

Bioinformatics is an emerging discipline that integrates molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and computational biology. It provides the tools that scientists need to make use of the overwhelming quantity of biological data being put on online in recent years. Bioinformatics has revolutionized gene discovery and analysis, and has become an essential component of a molecular biologist’s training.