Department News

Assistant Professor Abdennour Abbas and his research team have developed a method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria within one hour using a portable luminometer. Traditional diagnostic methods often require complex equipment and lab work that can take days.

Graduate student Emily Steinweg reflects on her three-week seminar experience in Indonesia through the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. The seminar was led by Department Head Gary Sands.

Doctoral candidate Peng Peng was selected to be in the first cohort of research fellows by the Mistletoe Research Foundation. He's 1 of 7 selected from the University of Minnesota.

Graduate student Anna Pitti is pursuing her master’s degree and is advised by Omar Espinoza. The Buckman Fellowship was established in 2002 with a gift from the estate of the late Mertie W. Buckman.

The 2017 Showcase was held on October 26 at the St. Paul Student Center.