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Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Seeking Department Head Candidates

The University of Minnesota Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (EEB) seeks a bold and collaborative leader for the role of Head. The selected individual will lead a dynamic department internationally recognized for its interdisciplinary research, scholarship, teaching, and service. The department, highly ranked for ecology and environmental sciences, houses an active and diverse graduate program and 41 core faculty, four of whom are members of the National Academy of Sciences.

CBSelfie with Joshua Havill

A third year PhD student in Plant and Microbial Biology, Joshua Havill is trying to save hops… and thus beer. He started studying hop powdery mildew, a poorly-understood disease that plagues hop growers, as an undergraduate transfer student. 

Joshua Havill 

Lab: Muehlbauer Lab

Entered Program: Summer 2017

Nominate your Outstanding Teaching Assistants for Award

Do you have an amazing TA? Consider nominating a teaching assistant in CBS courses (undergraduate and graduate) for the annual CBS Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants. If they’ve demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience at the U of M, submit their name! 

Nominate by January 17, 2020.



Join Mike Smanski's Bioengineering Lab

Dr. Mike Smanski's lab is seeking highly motivated undergraduates to work in the exciting field of bioengineering and synthetic biology. We are looking for students who are passionate about basic and translational science, and who want to make an impact in human disease vector control and agricultural pest control. Experience in research is not necessary. Students will work and learn by closely collaborating with Post-docs and graduate students in the lab.

Volunteer for STEM Day!

Over 100 first and second grade students are coming to campus on December 12 for a morning of STEM activities. Take a break from working the lab or studying and volunteer to lead or assist a station!

Event Details:
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center
Thursday, December 12
Volunteers needed from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
All volunteers are invited to stay for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & talk with the students in a more casual setting about life as a scientist.

Application Open for 2020 Cohort of Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program

The deadline to apply for the 2020 cohort is February 3!

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 2020 cohort. It's a unique opportunity to take on big questions and work across disciplines to find answers.

Checking in With Dean Forbes -- November 2019

I’m pleased to share the news that we’ve reached our $21 million campaign fundraising goal! We still have work to do to raise funds for specific projects and priorities, but this milestone is an important one because it points to the tremendous community of donors — including a number of faculty and staff — who are passionate about supporting our mission and our students. 

New Course Spring 2020: PMB 4131 Prokaryotic Genetics

Consider adding a new course to your spring 2020 load. Prokaryotic Genetics will focus on a molecular understanding of bacteria, archaea and phage covering both classic and modern genetic approaches. Note that the course fulfills Upper Division Elective for BIOC, BIOL, COP, GCD, MICB and PMB majors.