Events & Awards


Check out upcoming events for prospective and current graduate students.

Graduate Student Research Recognition Day

Save the date! The ninth-annual Biomedical Sciences Programs Research Recognition Day takes place Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 10am-4pm, in Coffman Union Great Hall

All faculty, students, postdocs and staff from the biomedical sciences graduate programs are cordially invited.  Registration is free, but required.


  • Keynote Speaker: Dana Carroll, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, 

University of Utah
  • Presentations by the 2016 Milne-Brandenburg Award winners, including Courtney Coombes (MCDB&G); Lucky Kalekar (MICaB); Sakeen Kashen (MICaB); and Scott Warren (NSCI).
  • Graduate Student Posters

  • 3-Minute Thesis Competition
 (1st and 2nd place prizes and the People's Choice Award)

Special thanks to our 2016 Graduate Student Planning Committee:
 Amy Hauck, BMBB; Amber Lockridge, IBP
; Brittany Bennett, MICaB; Kellie Gross, NSCI
; Catherine Lee, MCDB&G; Lisa Chesner, PHCL

Program Day Agenda

10:00                    Welcome:  Dr. Yoji Shimizu, Prof. of Lab Medicine and
                             Pathology, Assistant Dean for Graduate Education,
                             Medical School

10:05 – 10:20       Milne Brandenburg Award Winner:  
                             Sakeen Kashem (MICaB)

10:20 - 10:35       Milne Brandenburg Award Winner:
                             Courtney Coombes (MCDB&G)

10:35 – 11:25      Poster Session 1 (Even numbered posers)

11:30 – 12:20       3 Minute Thesis Talk (3MT) Competition  

12:20 – 1:10       Lunch provided

1:10 – 1:25         3MT Competition Winners Announced 

1:30 – 2:30           Keynote Address:  Dr. Dana Carroll,
                             University of Utah 
                             "Genome Editing with Programmable Nucleases"

2:40 – 2:55           Milne Brandenburg Award Winner:
                             Lucky Kalekar (MICaB)

2:55 – 3:10           Milne Brandenburg Award Winner:
                             Scott Warren (NSCI)

3:10 – 4:00           Poster Session II (ODD numbered posters)

    BIOMED Virtual Grad School Fair

    Virtual Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Fair

    The University of Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs will be participating in three 2016 Virtual Grad School Fairs.

    • July 21, 2016
    • September 13, 2016
    • October 5, 2016

    Meet & greet!

    Visit our booth at these upcoming graduate recruitment events in 2016:

    July 14, 2016
    NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair, Natcher Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda MD
    Table 35

    October 12-15, 2016
    Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference, Long Beach, CA
    Booth 340

    November 9-12, 2016
    Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Tampa, FLA
    Booths 509 & 511