This composite image of tobacco leaf tissue created by Kit Lefler appeared on the cover of  a recent issue of Plant Cell in connection with a study by the Voytas lab.

BIO //  The latest from the College of Biological Sciences @ UMN

In retrospect: A Q&A

After nearly two decades leading the college, CBS’ departing dean Bob Elde reflects on his influences, achievements, insights gained and future plans. read
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Family tradition to family practice

Olympic gymnast Marie Roethlisberger used her undergrad experience as a springboard to a career as a family physician. read

What the world needs now

Science Museum of Minnesota president (and this year's commencement speaker) Eric Jolly believes boosting science literacy is key to solving the world’s problems. read

Off to a strong start

The college’s young alums are doing great things. Here are the stories of 20 alumni under 30 who are making their mark (and making a difference). read

Diving into research

The new marine biology minor connects CBS students with global efforts to understand changing conditions in tropical coral reefs. read

Sparking curiosity with zebrafish

CBS Dean Bob Elde is leading an effort to bring InSciEd Out, a biology-based approach to boosting achievement, to the Twin Cities. read
CBS interim dean announced  Provost Karen Hanson named Tom Hays interim dean of the College of Biological Sciences. Hays, associate dean for research and graduate education, will serve as interim from July 1 until a new permanent dean is in place. more
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