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Meet Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson


Graduate Program: Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics

Faculty advisors: Eric Hendrickson & Jakub Tolar

Where did you get your undergraduate degree and what was your major?  
Purdue University, Genetics

Meet Ambuj Upadhyay

Ambuj Upadhyay

Graduate Program: Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics

Faculty advisor: Michael O’Connor

Where did you get your undergraduate degree and what was your major?  
University of Florida, Zoology

Checking in With Dean Forbes -- May 2018


What are you most excited about at the moment?

We all know how great our faculty and staff are. They make outstanding efforts in the lab, classroom and community. Again this year, the sheer numbers of awards and other forms of recognition are truly impressive and reflect that exceptional level of commitment so prevalent throughout the College. Congratulations to all and keep up the excellent work!

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow 

Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants

All teaching assistants in CBS courses (undergraduate and graduate) who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience at the U of M are eligible for the annual CBS Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants. 

2018 Society of Forensic Toxicologists- Student Enrichment Program

Learn about a Career as a Forensic Toxicologist

Forensic toxicology applies the principles of analytical chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology to determine the presence of drugs in biological samples and interpret analytical findings within the context of a legal investigation. Applications of forensic toxicology include (but are not limited to):

2000-Level Stem Cell Course to be Offered Fall Semester

If you are still thinking about courses in the fall semester, a special topics course on stem cells (BIOL3700) is offered in fall 2018. The course will be suitable for students who have successfully completed at least one biology course, including students from freshman to junior year. The difficulty will be at a 2000 level class, although the course number is BIOL3700

Student opportunity at the Minneapolis VA

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Study at the Minneapolis VA is seeking a research assistant to run and manage the DNA testing in the wetlab.  Candidate will design or use established PCR protocol for gene of interest, take inventory of lab technology and chemicals, and research genetic technology and gene of interest extensively. Ideal candidate should have proficiency and experience with PCR and the multiple variants of the technique. Must also be familiar with the pre- and post-PCR  protocols from lysing the DNA sample to sequencing the amplicon.