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Chen receives NSF early-career award

BMBB faculty member uses innovative approach to proteomics to study cellular signaling pathway.

Yue Chen

Yue Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Development, received an

Checking in With Dean Forbes - Summer 2018


As I write this, I am at Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories surrounded by woods, water and, until a few hours ago, members of the CBS class of 2022. Participants from the first Nature of Life session boarded the bus back to Minneapolis earlier today tired but happy. The cycle will repeat many more times over the course of the month as we welcome hundreds of incoming students to this special place.

Job Opportunity in Patent Law

Are you interested in applying your scientific knowledge and expertise to the field of intellectual property and patent law? Consider applying to the PSG Patent Analyst I position at CPA Global. No law degree required!

Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology in Crop Plants

Arjun Khakhar, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Daniel Voytas, is looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects that involve cutting edge genetic engineering and synthetic biology in crop plants. This position is for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences.

While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by no means required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:

HIRING: Student Lab Assistant - Electron Microscopy

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Electron Microscopy-Ultrastructural Pathology department has a position available for a student lab assistant (ID 324089.) The preferred candidate is a microbiology major with at least a year left before graduating. 

Duties/Responsibilities include processing negative stain samples, processing tissue samples (positive stain), procure and archive tissues, chemical hygiene, qualitative analysis, quality assurance duties, and safety.

Free Data Science Webinars

Pivigo is hosting several free webinars with the goal of informing students about careers in data science. The upcoming webinars are:

How to Land a Data Science Job: Given by Pivigo COO Jason Muller, this webinar features advice on landing a data science job, including tips for structuring the data science job search, crafting a CV, prepping for interviews, salary negotiation and how to manage direct applications vs working with recruiters. 

Webinar: Tips and Tricks: Applicant Preparedness for PharmCAS Cycle

Are you planning to apply to pharmacy school during the 2018-2019 admissions cycle? The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy presents the free webinar 'Tips and Tricks: Applicant Preparedness for PharmCAS Cycle' to help applicants learn how to best navigate the PharmCAS application and avoid common pitfalls. There will be time for an open discussion and questions at the end. Register to virtually attend the webinar on July 12 or check the PharmCAS site to watch the archived webinar.

Meet Michael Lopresti

Michael Lopresti

Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Faculty advisor:  Doug Mashek

Where did you get your undergraduate degree?
University of Maryland - Baltimore County

What does your research focus on?
Autophagic breakdown of lipid droplets and general lipid metabolism

Meet Amber St. Martin

Amber St. Martin

Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Faculty advisor: Reuben Harris

Where did you get your undergraduate degree and what was your major?  
St. Thomas University, Biochemistry

What does your research focus on?
Genome engineering