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2000-Level Stem Cell Course to be Offered Fall Semester

If you are still thinking about courses in the fall semester, a special topics course on stem cells (BIOL3700) is offered in fall 2018. The course will be suitable for students who have successfully completed at least one biology course, including students from freshman to junior year. The difficulty will be at a 2000 level class, although the course number is BIOL3700

Student opportunity at the Minneapolis VA

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Study at the Minneapolis VA is seeking a research assistant to run and manage the DNA testing in the wetlab.  Candidate will design or use established PCR protocol for gene of interest, take inventory of lab technology and chemicals, and research genetic technology and gene of interest extensively. Ideal candidate should have proficiency and experience with PCR and the multiple variants of the technique. Must also be familiar with the pre- and post-PCR  protocols from lysing the DNA sample to sequencing the amplicon.

Deadlines for Pre-Pharmacy Students

PharmCAS Application: The national pharmacy application service, PharmCAS, is scheduled to open on July 18, 2018 for fall 2019 admission.

UMN PharmD ​Summer Virtual Information Sessions: Anyone interested in attending the following sessions can register here.

Getting Started on Your Fulbright Workshops

The Office of National and International Scholarships will be holding workshops for students who want to write applications for the Fulbright US Student Program over the summer.  The campus deadline for all Fulbright Applications is August 29th, so interested students should learn more before they leave for the break.

The following workshops will take place in the UHP conference room in 390 Northrop:

2018 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs

Register now to attend the 2018 American Dental Education Association Virtual Fairs on May 23 and 24. 

Information from the ADEA website:

On Wednesday, May 23 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET, login for ADEA AADSAS® Prep Day Live which includes:

Opportunities for doctoral and postbaccalaureate training at the National Institutes of Health

Are you interested in postbaccalaureate training in biomedical research, or pursuing a PhD in a biomedical field? The National Institute of Health offers two great training programs: the NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award, and the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program.

NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award

NSF Fellowship for Graduate Education - Info Session and Summer Writing Group

If you are applying to graduate school this fall, consider also applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).The NSF GRFP provides a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct your own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education.