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BIO - Summer 2013

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Making her mark

Ecology Professor Sarah Hobbie recently joined the ranks of an elite group of U of M faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Hear her talk about her research and the responsibility that comes with the prestigious post.

Kevin Dorn

Coming to a field near you

A humble weed called pennycress may be poised to provide significant economic and environmental benefits to farmers in Minnesota and other states with cold winters.

Electrifying potential

Electrifying potential

Microbiologists Daniel Bond and Jeff Gralnick are investigating "iron-reducing" bacteria that could be used as an early warning system for pollutants.


Tackling fracking

CBS' Larry Wackett and U of M colleagues have built a silica sponge containing oil-eating bacteria, a potential remedy for water contaminated by oil and gas mining.

Itasca under construction

Under Construction @ Itasca

Construction of the campus center at Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is underway. You can follow developments as they happen at the Under Construction blog.

Bob Elde

The "E" team

Dean Elde talks about his takeaways from a recent retreat with his leadership team and the importance of teamwork for achieving the college's ambitious goals.

Stu Goldstein

A fond farewell

Stu Goldstein reflects on his many years in the classroom and the lab, and talks about his post-retirement plans.

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Carl Woese, Marie Maynard Daly, Vincent Racaniello. CBS faculty, students and alumni are sharing their #scienceinspiration on Twitter @umncbs. Join the conversation.

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