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The Story Behind the Scientist with Katie Fixen

Katie Fixen

There are two absolutes in science: Failure is frequent and inevitable.

“A lot of what you do [day-to-day] in the lab doesn’t work,” says Dr. Katie Fixen, a microbiologist who recently joined the Plant and Microbial Biology Department on the St. Paul campus.

Cedar Creek Wildlife Survey weekend training and survey retreat

September 21-23, all day

Interested in learning more about wildlife tracking and how to identify Minnesotan animals from their tracks and sign? Join expert certified wildlife trackers for a fun-filled weekend of classroom and field instruction, real surveys, socializing and more! Details will be available on the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project's website later in the summer. RSVP required, and shared housing is available at a minimal cost. RSVP here.

The Story Behind the Scientist with Feng Zhang

Feng Zhang

Feng Zhang was born and raised in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, China’s most populous province. Both math and science came easily to him, so he set his academic sights on genetics, a natural marriage of two passions that would allow him to “solve real problems in the real world.”

Petri Dish: Our ever-evolving diet

Isn't life fascinating?

We think so! And it gets even more interesting when you put three University of Minnesota experts with distinct disciplinary perspectives together in the same room for an unscripted, free-flowing discussion.

Petri Dish: Romaine recalls and raw milk renegades

Isn't life fascinating? We think so! And it gets even more interesting when you put three University of Minnesota experts with distinct disciplinary perspectives together in the same room for an unscripted, free-flowing discussion. Join us this fall for a special Petri Dish series of curiosity-driven conversations at the Bell Museum.