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A Microbe-Driven Meltdown?

A new study will examine how microbial communities living in the snow and ice pack impact glacial melt.

Trinity Hamilton on Glacier at Mt. Hood
Trinity Hamilton conducting field work at Mt. Hood. Photo Credit: Jeff Havig

Honoring Excellence in Equity and Diversity

Four CBS undergraduates receive University Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) awards for academic achievement and equity work on campus.

2019 SEED Award Winners
CBS undergraduates (from left to right) Destiny Weaver, Issraa Hussein, Xianyi Xiong and Meredith Song were all named SEED recipients. 

Creating an Unconventional Assembly Line

Researchers aims to transform simple chemical building blocks into complex chemical compounds faster.

Chemical compounds are integral in our lives. They play a starring role in everything from developing new drugs to adding flavor to a dish. Complex chemical compounds — think penicillin or olive oil — are built from elements and simple chemical building blocks. The building process is expedited by enzymes.

Fall Science Communication Workshops for UMN Postdocs

Join for two pilot science communication workshops this fall. These workshops are open to UMN Postdocs and build on the Finding the Story Behind the Abstract, offered at the fall Postdoc retreat. Feel free to attend one or both. No pre-requsites required. RSVP by November 11.

Getting to Know Sarah Weatherman – 2019 Emerging Alumni Award Recipient

Sarah WeathermanSarah Weatherman received her B.S. in Microbiology in 2015 and is a MHA/MBA Candidate at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She served as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where she helped develop a vaccine for the Nipah virus.