March 23, 2017
By Lexi Byler, MSUM Marketing Intern
MSU Moorhead’s Robert Noyce Grant Project gives current students majoring in science or mathematics, or community members who’ve received a STEM degree, the opportunity to earn a teaching license free of cost. This semester, MSUM awarded four student scholarships to David Cord, Christian Larson, Brooke Mayer and Jennifer Williams. Read the rest of this entry →
March 13, 2017
Author of Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
Michael Osterholm, an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, will present a free, public talk on “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs,” Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in MSUM’s Langseth Hall room 104.
Osterholm is co-author with Mark Olshaker of the book of the same title, “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs,” to be released March 14, 2017. Read the rest of this entry →
March 13, 2017
Are you interested in camping next to the ocean, exploring tide pools, hiking in a temperate rainforest and traversing an alpine meadow? This summer travel course allows students to study general ecological principles and regional natural history within the context of a variety of ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest, including coastal, alpine, freshwater stream, lake, and river, and temperate rainforest systems. The ecological consequences and the science behind specific environmental and conservation issues will be explored. The concept of local and global sustainability will be a pervasive theme throughout the course. Read the rest of this entry →
February 20, 2017
Fourteen students attended the MN chapter annual meeting of The Wildlife Society at Maplelag Resort in Calloway, Minn., Feb. 14-16. The students presented seven posters and networked with professionals in the wildlife and land management professions, as well as potential graduate school options. Other meeting events included a student-professional mixer, the society’s annual business meeting, and the Quiz Bowl, in which students from different universities form teams for a wildlife trivia competition. Students are also members of MSUM’s TWS Student Chapter, advised by Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm. Read the rest of this entry →
December 09, 2016
Please join us in congratulating this year’s Dille Fund for Excellence Grant recipients: Read the rest of this entry →
October 26, 2016
For any students interested in neuroscience MSUM’s Biosciences department is offering a course in Neurobiology (BIOL 390 Topics in Biology: Neurobiology).
The pre-requisite for the course is Genetics (BIOL 341). Any other interested students who have previously taken Physiological Psychology (PSY 345) and either Learning and Memory (PSY 342) or Cognition and Perception (PSY 348) are also encouraged to register (overrides will be granted).
October 14, 2016
Friday, Oct. 14 | 3 p.m. | Hagen 104
Strong Summer Research Scholars will be recognized at a symposium on Friday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. in Hagen 104. Student Researchers and faculty mentors will be honored. Posters highlighting their summer research projects will be displayed. Read the rest of this entry →
October 11, 2016
Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 6 p.m. | Livingston Lord Library Porch
Come join us at BReWS this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Livingston Lord Library porch for good food and better conversation, plus a presentation on research being done on Emotional Impact of Cadaver Dissection on Undergraduate Students. Read the rest of this entry →
October 05, 2016
Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 6:45 p.m. | Library porch
There will be a Biological Research Wednesday Social (BReWS) meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6:45 p.m. in the Livingston Lord Library front porch. There will be free food and all are welcome to attend. Read the rest of this entry →
September 14, 2016
Wednesday, Sept. 14 | 6 p.m. | Library porch
The first Biological Research Wednesday Social (BReWS) will be this Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Livingston Lord Library front porch. There will be free food and all are welcome to attend. Read the rest of this entry →
August 04, 2016
Phyllis Harber, 85, Moorhead, Minn., died Monday, Aug. 1, in Elim Rehab and Care Center. She taught in Biosciences department at MSUM and retired in 1992. Read the rest of this entry →
June 29, 2016
How four MSUM students got to present their groundbreaking research at Mayo Clinic
By Nate Gilbraith
It is not very often that undergraduate research students are allowed to present their work in front of Mayo scientists and physicians, but thanks to the Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT) program, four MSUM students were allowed to do just that. This program, sponsored by Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, encourages creative solutions to critical health questions through the collaboration between undergraduate students and Mayo Clinic. Read the rest of this entry →
May 05, 2016
….. And the Winner is – Rosalind Franklin.
When the polls closed at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, the ballots were counted (with four witnesses) and the winner was Rosalind Franklin. Feel free to stop by between finals or before summer break to say “Hello Rosalind!” Read the rest of this entry →
May 02, 2016
The Honors Program is pleased to announce that four students have been selected to receive new Honors Program Scholarships for 2016-17. Read the rest of this entry →
April 29, 2016
It was a sad day when Curie the resident MSUM Green iguana passed away. But, don’t fear, a kind family near Detroit Lakes contacted the MSUM Biosciences Department to donate their 3-year-old Green iguana. If you have passed by recently might have caught a glimpse of her chilling out on the branches or eating some raspberries. Read the rest of this entry →
April 12, 2016
Thursday, April 14 | 4:00 pm | Langseth Hall 118
MSUM’s Biosciences department is hosting a seminar talk this Thursday, April 14, at 4:00 pm in Langseth Hall room 118. Biosciences professor Adam Stocker will be presenting his research in a talk titled “Genetic Manipulations during Brain Development change both Anatomy and Behavior.” The talk is open to the public and free of charge.
April 06, 2016
Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm and Sara J. Anderson, Biosciences Department, attended the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society in Mankato, MN, on 9-11 February 2016 and mentored the following MSUM Bioscience students presenting their research at the meeting: Read the rest of this entry →
March 01, 2016
Adam Stocker, Biosciences, had a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE titled: “Emx1 is Required for Neocortical Area Patterning.” The published findings identify a new gene that participates in specifying functional areas in the developing neocortex.
The neocortex is the most recently evolved and the most iconic part of the human brain (i.e. it is the large wrinkled portion). The neocortex is associated with higher thought processes, including language and the processing of information from our senses. The anatomy of the neocortex is organized into different functional regions called areas that are responsible for processing and/or integrating information. Read the rest of this entry →
February 18, 2016
Four MSUM undergraduates (Bioscience majors Vincent Anani, Bennen Bierman, and Gabe Pankonin and Computer Science major Jake Humphrey) submitted a proposal to the IMPACT competition held by the Mayo Clinic earlier this month. The proposal detailed their hypothesis explaining what may be the underlying cause of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Earlier this week, their proposal was named one of eight finalists (of the hundreds of submitted proposals). They will be presenting their proposal at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN on March 5th. If their proposal is selected as the best in their topic, then each student will be awarded $1,000 and have an opportunity to pursue the proposed research at the Mayo Clinic this summer.
The IMPACT program (Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies) is an undergraduate program sponsored by Regenerative Medicine Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science. Biosciences professor Adam Stocker is the group’s faculty sponsor.