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Summer Course:  Physiology of Humans and Animals (BIOL 3211)

Are you looking to fill your Organismal or COP core requirements, or to learn more about how human and animal cells and organs work? If so, BIOL 3211 - Physiology of Humans and Animals is being offered for the first time in the summer, Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Zoom, during the short 8-week summer session from June 7 to July 29.  

CBS supports our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community members

A message from Dean Valery Forbes sent March 18, 2021:

CBS community,

Earlier this week, we learned of the violent attacks in Atlanta that resulted in the deaths of eight people, most of them women of Asian descent. These reprehensible acts are consistent with a widespread pattern of violence against Asian Americans and women in this country. 

University of Minnesota Scholarship in Honor of George Floyd: Twin Cities Award

The University of Minnesota Scholarship in Honor of George Floyd is now accepting applications from all eligible students, including those with financial need and those who have been victims of police violence. To be eligible for the University of Minnesota Scholarship in Honor of George Floyd, you must be registered full-time in an undergraduate degree-seeking program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. 

Alumni at Work: Paul Savereide


As senior associate general counsel at the University of Minnesota, CBS alum Paul Savereide (J.D. '91; Ph.D. Cell and Developmental Biology, '91) draws on the skills he learned in the lab to provide guidance on a range of issues from data privacy to patents for new technology. He shares a bit about his path from Ph.D. to J.D. and offers some advice to biology students interested in the law.

UMN is now home to a new pre-medical branch of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) 

AMWA is a national organization that has worked to “advance women in medicine, advocate for equity, and ensure excellence in health care” for more than a century. We aim to further AMWA’s mission on our campus by creating an inclusive community to empower women and other genders in exploring medicine and healthcare and providing a forum to advocate for equity within healthcare. Membership is open to any and all UMN students, and we value diversity in all aspects.

Ecolab Scholars Program

Do you have a dream of solving pressing environmental challenges in Minnesota and globally?  Do you want to find solutions for our world’s grand environmental challenges?  Do you have an interest in sustainability and the environment?  The Ecolab Scholars Program may help you reach that goal.