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November 8th, 2016

Becoming a Biomedical Scientist

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

“I have to tell you that the sheer intellectual joy of finding out how life works is really cool.”         – the late Susan Lindquist, Ph.D., pioneering genetic scientist This last line from Dr. Lindquist’s obituary in the Sunday New York Times struck me as a timeless statement of enthusiasm and dedication. Dr. Lindquist […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic research, research education, science education


December 9th, 2014

nuSURF Students Best Advocates for Science

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships are awarded every year to deserving students who are interested in exploring specific topics in research. The goal, in addition to learning alongside professional medical researchers, is to determine if the students are truly interested in persuing research as a career. The students do everything a scientist does, including presenting findings […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, research, science education, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows, SURF


April 23rd, 2013

Minnesota High Schooler in Science Finals – BIO 2013

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CHICAGO — The next generation of scientists from Minnesota and the rest of the nation are making themselves known. The Biotechnology Institute has sponsored another international competition for high school scientists here at BIO 2013 and Minnesota’s finalist is Rena Weis from New Prague High School. She did her research on the impact of biochar […]

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Tags: awards, BIO 2013, Mayo Clinic, New Prague, science education


May 28th, 2012

The Why of Researching on Everest

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Dr. Bruce Johnson explains about researching in extreme environments: Our research laboratory has a long history of studying the limits of human performance and human adaptation in extreme environments. This has a number of practical applications, such as the deployment of troops to these environments (like Afghanistan – cold, high and dry) or workers that […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, research education, science education, The North Face


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