Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
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
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.
Dan Voytas (GCD) was quoted in a Nature news feature May 1 about advanced genetic manipulation techniques such as his (Transcription Activator-Like Nucleases or TALENs) allowing highly precise editing of a plant’s own genome that could reduce the need to modify crops with genes from other species, the most controversial approach to genetic modification. TALENS allows researchers to cut DNA at precise locations and replace single genes.
David Largaespada has been awarded the prestigious American Cancer Society (ACS) Research Professor Award. This ACS award recognizes investigators who have made influential and fundamental contributions to cancer research. Just two candidates are selected nationally, each year. Largaespada is just the second University of Minnesota faculty member to have been granted this award. Largaespada led the way in developing a unique way to identify and understand cancer genes, using a tool called Sleeping Beauty.