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Petri Dish: Your Brain on Science


Your brain on science: The promise of new neurotechnologies

Wednesday, March 7 | 6-8:30 P.M.

From viral gene-delivery to deep brain stimulation, neurotechnologies promise to change the landscape for people with brain conditions, to treat addiction and more.

Spring 2018 Petri Dish Series

Isn't life fascinating? It gets even more interesting when you put three University of Minnesota experts with distinct perspectives together in the same room for an unscripted, free-flowing discussion. Join us for science-y fun and curiosity-driven conversations about how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. 

Parks Proud

Helping sustain and build on Minneapolis parks’ reputation for excellence is all in a day’s work for Jennifer Ringold.

Jennifer Ringold

Planting Seeds

Fourth-generation Gopher Mary Kemen is making sure students have access to hands-on learning opportunities.

Mary Kemen

Mary Kemen at the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory where she did research as an undergraduate.

A Q&A with Jonathan Schilling

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories' new director talks about what he's most excited about, what makes Itasca unique and his favorite spot at the station.

Jonathan Schilling

Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program Accepting Applications

The deadline to apply for the 2018 cohort is February 1!


Are you interested in collaborating on multidisciplinary research that addresses societally relevant problems? The Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program is accepting applications for the 2018 cohort. It's a unique opportunity to take on big questions and work across disciplines to find answers.

A Decade of Connecting

Ten years in, what could be the world’s most extensive research collaboration looks to the next big questions.

A Decade of Connecting


“What we have done with NutNet is to empower scientists by putting a new tool in the toolbox used to study planetary-scale problems.” 


It all started with a group of ecologists trying to understand the effects of nutrients