University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences


Congratulations to the following MCDB&G graduate students who will graduate from the Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology.
Lauren Beach, JD/PhD  (Lou Mansky’s lab)
Sarita Mutha, JD/MS (Scott Dehm’s lab)

Metastasis--the spread of cancer from its origin--is responsible for about 90 percent of deaths from human solid-organ cancer. In a new study, published in Anticancer Research, GCD Professor Akhouri Sinha and colleagues looked into what happens in lymph nodes after cancer cells metastasized there, seeking to explain a difference in survival times. For more information, read "The real killer behind cancer."

The message in microbiomes.  New faculty member Ran Blekhman’s research points to a correlation between the human genome and microbiomes that might someday shed more light on the nature of many chronic conditions.



Seminars + events


Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar Series



2-101 NHH

(Graduate students are done presenting. We have invited GCD Postdocs to give a seminar)

April 7 Anindya Bagchi, Ph.D.

April 14 Michael Burns, Ph.D. (Bleckman lab)

April 21 Myung-Jun Kim, Ph.D. (O'Connor lab)

April 28 Chris Chamberlain, Ph.D. (Ervasti lab)

May 5 Micah Gearhart, Ph.D. (Bardwell lab)

May 12 Finals week (No seminar)

May 19 Alessandro Magil, Ph.D. (Perlingeiro lab)

2014 Arts, Sciences and Engineering Graduate Commencement Ceremony

May 2 | 1 p.m. | Mariucci Arena

Milne/Brandenburg 7th Annual Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Research Recognition Day

May 22 | Coffman Union Great Hall    

Keynote speaker: Dr. Melissa Moore | Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair of Cancer Research, Co-director, RNA and Neuro Therapeutics Institutes, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Three Minute Thesis Competition

May 22 | Coffman Union Great Hall

Two graduate students from each of the six Biomedical Sciences Graduate programs will have a speaking competition. Registration is required for this FREE event! Register by May 9


GCD departmental seminars | MCDB&G student seminars

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