Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
Four CBS undergrads selected for global leadership program
CBS undergraduates Cain Johnson (Neuroscience), Anthony Fleck (Microbiology), Samantha Franco (Genetics, Cell Biology and Development) and Anna Wojcicki (Biology) will be part of the first cohort of the Global Undergraduate Leaders Program. A new program for students interested in learning and exploring leadership and engagement on a global level, the first cohort of University of Minnesota students will travel to Malawi, Africa for two weeks next winter to work with students from Austrailian National University on a project with a global focus.
CBS undergraduate receives 2013 SEED award
Amanuel Zewdie, a double major in Biochemistry and Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, has received a 2013 Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity Award from the Office of Equity and Diversity. Read more
Congratulations to recent graduate and interdisciplinary fellow Robyn Leary (Bagchi lab), who was awarded an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for 2012-13 with the Institute for Molecular Virology.
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
2014 Arts, Sciences and Engineering Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 2, 2014, 1 p.m. | Mariucci Arena
Register online February 3-March 3 @ z.umn.edu/asegrad
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The Milne/Brandenburg 7th Annual Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Research Recognition Day
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 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