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Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program News

In the spirit of the new Integrated Biosciences (IBS) graduate program, three recent UMD graduates in three different academic programs have published a research article titled “Digital transcriptome analysis indicates adaptive mechanisms in the heart of a hibernating mammal.” The article, published in the journal Physiological Genomics, was authored by Katharine Brauch (M.S. Biology, 2005), Nirish Dhruv (M.S. Computer Science, 2004) and Eric Hanse (UROP, B.S. Biology, 2005).
Brauch is now a tenure-track faculty member in Biology at Hibbing Community College; Dhruv works for Credit Suisse First Boston, an investment bank in New York; and Hanse is a Research Assistant in the Department of Medicine at the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation. The complete citation for their work follows: Brauch, K.M., Dhruv, N.D., Hanse, E.A., and Andrews, M.T. (2005) Digital transcriptome analysis indicates adaptive mechanisms in the heart of a hibernating mammal. Physiol. Genomics 23, 227-234.

Scientific advances reveal striking interrelationships in the structure and function of biomolecules, genomes, and cells, and suggest new, more comprehensive ways of thinking about biological problems. The primary educational objective for the Integrated Biosciences (IBS) graduate program is to prepare research scientists, technicians, primary, secondary and post-secondary educators, and future college faculty for careers in the biological sciences. UMD is training graduate students broadly in this rapidly changing field, yet deeply in a more specialized aspect of the biological sciences.

Faculty from University of Minnesota Duluth Departments of Biology, Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Duluth, Medical School Duluth, the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), and Large Lakes Observatory (LLO), and University of Minnesota Twin Cities basic science departments in the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Natural Resources, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the University of Minnesota Medical School participate in the IBS program.
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