March 07, 2014
Explores way we receive and process media information and communicate emotions
Dr. Nelson Klahr, a computational neuroscientist currently teaching at Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa, Fla., will speak at Minnesota State University Moorhead Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Langseth Hall 102.
The title of his talk is “Investigation of the Common Patterns of Brain Activation in Response to Addiction and Media Events.”
Klahr uses functional MRI to study activation pathways in the human brain. His topic explores the changes in brain activation in response to the way we receive and process media information and communicate emotions. The focus of his research is on the influence of interactive stimuli and media on the neurobiology of addiction and emotion.
Klahr received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
February 28, 2014
Chemistry Club is hosting a bake sale outside of the Book store in MacLean Monday, March 3, Tuesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 5 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.! Stop by for some treats and goodies!
February 25, 2014
Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars, a consortium of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities institutions that supports research, scholarly works and creative activity of undergraduates, is pleased to host the first Posters at St. Paul. The poster session will allow undergraduate students to share the results of their work with leaders in our state government and highlight the exciting work being done on MnSCU campuses throughout the state. Read the rest of this entry →
February 25, 2014
MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:
Using Softchalk to Increase Immediacy by Embedding Pop-Ups in Student Handouts
By: Richard Lahti, Ed.D.
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Physics & Astronomy
Friday, Feb. 28
325 Hagen Hall
Softchalk is a program that allows faculty to create interactive lessons and upload them to a learning management system (such as D2L). Read the rest of this entry →
January 28, 2014
Chemistry Club is hosting speaker Dr. Seth Rasmussen, Inorganic/Organic Materials Chemist, Chemical Historian, & Materials Researcher from NDSU, Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in Science Lab 118. He will be discussing graduate school and chemistry related careers.
December 13, 2013
On Wednesday, December 11, over 20 Bioscience and Chemistry students took time out of their study day to work with over 150 third grade students from Detroit Lakes, Minn. The third graders were on campus for an annual field trip to the Planetarium. Because the size of the group is larger than the Planetarium can hold at one seating, the College of Science, Health & the Environment provided additional science outreach activities for the group as they rotated between sessions. Strawberry DNR extraction and Chemistry demonstrations with hands-on activities complemented the Planetarium’s Astronomy program.
November 15, 2013
SCIENCE NIGHT will be located in the Science Lab Friday, Nov. 15 from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Free food, prizes, tours, demonstrations, and other activities are brought to you by AfterDark, the Chemistry & Biochemistry club, Society of Physics, Pre-Health Professionals, Wild Life & Tri Beta.
October 10, 2013
MSUM was host to the 8th Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences Meeting (URMS8) on Oct. 4 and 5. Approximately 30 undergraduates from the region presented their research to the 70+ attendees, with featured keynote talks from Dr. Robert Kane (Baylor University) and Rosa Miller (3M, retired) as well as breakout sessions on graduate school, professional school and getting a job in industry. Read the rest of this entry →
September 11, 2013
Chemistry Club is having their first meeting this Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in SL 118! Everybody is welcome to stop by. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
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September 09, 2013
The Biosciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry Department seminar series presents:
Rod Tweten, Ph.D.
George Lynn Cross Professor
Microbiology & Immunology
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Read the rest of this entry →
May 09, 2013
Margaret Zimmerman received the prestigious American Physiology Society: Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Predoctoral Research Recognition Award at the 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting. Zimmerman’s abstract entitled “Ang (1-7) has a Greater Contribution to the Blood Pressure Lowering Effects of AT1 Receptor Blockade in Female Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats (SHR) Compared to Males” was one of three finalists chosen to compete for the award. Read the rest of this entry →
May 09, 2013
MSUM Biochemistry and Biotechnology majors Nick Berthelsen, Alex Novak, and Harrison Pantera attended the National Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston. MSUM faculty members Mark Wallert, Biosciences, and Joseph Provost, Chemistry, also attended the meeting. All three students participated in the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Undergraduate Poster Competition along with presenting their work in the regular poster sessions at the meeting. Read the rest of this entry →
May 08, 2013
Please join the Chemistry Department in wishing Joe Provost the best of luck as he leaves us to take a new job in San Diego. Hagen Hall, Science Library HA 104 Wednesday, May 8 from 1-3 p.m.
May 03, 2013
Please join the Chemistry Department in wishing Joe Provost the best of luck as he leaves us to take a new job in San Diego. Hagen Hall, Science Library (HA 104) Wednesday, May 8 from 1-3 p.m.
February 18, 2013
The Elizabeth Austin-Minor chemistry seminar for Feb. 18 has been postponed until Feb. 25 due to the blizzard watch for Sunday through Monday. Time (1:30) and room (SL 102) will remain the same.
February 14, 2013
Department of Chemistry Seminar presents:
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and The Large Lakes Observatory
University of Minnesota – Duluth
Monday, Feb. 18
1:30 p.m., Room SL102
Organic matter in Lake Superior
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February 06, 2013
Gregory K. Friestad
Department of Chemistry | University of Iowa
Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
1:30 p.m., SL 102
Taming Free Radicals and Carbocations for Asymmetric Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds Read the rest of this entry →
December 05, 2012
Students in the Departments of Biosciences and Chemistry submitted proposals for the Fall 2012 Student Research Grants offered by MSUM. Students who received grants were announced in mid-November. Congratulations to Biochem/Biotech students: Harrison Pantera, Rachel Walsh, Nicholas Berthelsen, Alex Novak, and Clarice Wallert. Also, congratulations to Biosciences students: Calvin Flander, Olivia Hansen, Julie Piche, Brittney Rother, Evangeline Holley, Kari Mrosla and Kaitlyn Ludwig.
October 08, 2012
A two-year $262,000 grant was recently awarded from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to co-PIs Tim Harms (Mathematics) and Alison Wallace (Biosciences). Senior personnel include: Linda Houts-Smith (Languages and Cultures), Richard Lahti (Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy), Steve Lindaas (Physics and Astronomy), and Teresa Shume (School of Teaching and Learning). Read the rest of this entry →
August 24, 2012
Drs. Joe Provost, Chemistry, and Mark Wallert, Biosciences, review article “Inside Out: Targeting NHE1 as an intracellular and extracellular regulator of cancer progression” was accepted for publication in the journal Chemical Biology and Drug Design. The article was part of a theme whose focus is on beyond the $100 genome. The themed journal is about the potential therapeutic possibilities after an individual can get a full inexpensive reading of their genome. Wallert and Provost present ways that the sodium hydrogen exchanger is critical for cancer invasion and migration and how a better understanding of the genetic make up of patients could provide for a customized therapy to fight cancer.