MSUM team places second in Mayo Clinic’s annual IMPACT competition

A team of four MSUM undergraduates — Bioscience majors Kayla Mehrer, Asma Mohammed, Andrea Schaefer, and Nick VanRaden mentored by Biosciences professor Adam Stocker — was awarded second place in the Mayo Clinic’s annual IMPACT competition. The team submitted a proposal earlier this semester detailing their hypothesis explaining what may be the mechanistic link between binge alcohol drinking, addiction, and […]

MSUM students participating in classroom-based undergraduate research project

MSUM students are now participating in a unique Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research (CURE) project, which aims to tackle antibiotic resistance. “SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science) is a two-semester, discovery-based undergraduate research course that begins with simple digging in the soil to find new viruses, but progresses through a variety of microbiology techniques and eventually to complex […]

Leach presents at national symposium

This summer, sophomore MSUM Biochemistry and Biotechnology major Kelsey Leach was invited to give an oral presentation at the national SEA-PHAGES Annual Symposium organized by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Her presentation was entitled “Isolation and Characterization of Microbacterium phage Etta and Discovery of Bacteriophage Vers using a Novel Antarctic Cryobacterium Isolate.” This research project began as part of a […]