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Blending Science and Public Policy

Three CBS students learn the ropes of science-based public policy with the Freshwater Society


When you think of someone pursuing public policy, you might conjure up an image of a political science or public affairs student. CBS alumna Katherine Himes, however, wants to bring scientists into this notion. 

Checking in With Dean Forbes - October 2020


This fall semester presents personal and professional challenges for every member of this community. No one is untouched by the incredible upheaval caused by this pandemic. We feel its effects keenly as a research university where labs are typically buzzing with faculty and students. Nevertheless, we adapt and move ahead when and where we can. Even as we continue to navigate constraints and uncertainties, there are bright spots that inspire optimism and hope as we find ways to advance our mission.

A Boost for Biotech

A new building on the St. Paul campus will expand the capacity of the UMN BioTechnology Institute’s Biotechnology Resource Center and grow the University’s biotechnology footprint.


Tucked away in the basement of the Gortner Laboratory on the University’s St. Paul campus, the Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC) is easy to miss. But for nearly four decades, the center has been providing microbial cell production and downstream processing services to UMN researchers and industry partners.

Fall 2020 CBS Pre-Health Career Week

Get ready for your future career in a medical field.

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Start planning for your career in medicine during the CBS Pre-Health Career Week. Whether you plan to work in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, public health, policy or beyond, you can take advantage of the programming available October 12-16.

Fall 2020 CBS Career Exploration Week

Get a jumpstart on your career planning and exploration the first week of October. 

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Start your career planning and preparations this fall and join in on a series of events during the CBS Career Exploration week October 5-8.

Better with age? A Petri Dish conversation

The Petri Dish explores how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. No PowerPoints. Just lively, curiosity-driven conversations on timely topics with University of Minnesota experts.

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A Q&A with Tad Sonstegard

GCD alum shares his thoughts on life after graduation.

Tad Sonstegard received his Ph.D. in Genetics & Cell Biology (precursor to MCDB&G) 1995 and is currently the chief executive officer/chief science officer of Acceligen, a division of Recombinetics

Probable Meets Possible: Learning to speak microbe

Join for conversations this fall with University scientists about how discoveries happening now may impact the future.

Microbes exist in communities just like us and, just like us, they communicate. As scientists come to better understand how they communicate, they are identifying ways to alter that communication to create alternatives to antibiotics, prevent corrosion and much more.