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News, features and events from the College of Biological Sciences


 

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.

Checking in With Dean Forbes - September 2020


With the semester underway, I know many of you are juggling multiple commitments both professional and personal. Moreover, the excitement and energy of a new academic year are mixed with uncertainty as we collectively navigate the shifting terrain of this pandemic. 

Those of you who work directly with students are also no doubt keenly aware of their concerns about keeping up academically, staying motivated and managing stress. With that in mind, I thought it might be helpful to share some resources for helping them stay healthy and stay on course to achieve their goals.

New CBS initiative aims to advance racial equity in the classroom

The program kicks off this fall and focuses on advancing anti-racist teaching practices in CBS classrooms and labs. 

Faculty member engages undergrads in an active learning classroom

This fall, a group of faculty members and teaching assistants (TAs) are working together to identify practices and set goals that support anti-racist approaches to teaching.

Fighting for deer life

CBS researchers join an interdisciplinary group to study the persistence of an emerging disease in the environment, hoping to limit spread in MN.

deer standing in a forest

Seams of Cedar Creek

Cheri Stockinger sews together the scenes of Cedar Creek through quilts.

Birch bark quilt

Part of Cheri Stockinger's Birch Bark Quilt created during her artist-in-residency at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.