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UM Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics Awards Graduate Fellowships: Four graduate students from the Biophysics and Biochemistry, Chemistry, CMMB and Neurobiology (in collaboration with Mathematics) Graduate Programs. These gradaute students earned summer fellowships for up to $6,000 and one graduate student earned a full-year fellowship award for $24,000.  Through the summer fellowship, CBSD aims to help departments grow and sustain their graduate programs by subsidizing existing teaching assistant positions, which do not provide summer stipends.

Exciting Fellowship Opportunity at Janelia Farm Research Center, HHMI: Current students seeking a Ph.D. with an interest in neuroscience, computer science, bioimaging, structural biology and applied physics are encouraged to apply for the Janelia Visitor Graduate Fellowship through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The application deadline is July 15, 2014.

Interdisciplinary Gradaute Recruitment Weekend for 6 Graduate Programs to be held Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2014.  Featuring oral research presentations from outstanding students in each program, a lunch and poster session, and an evening dinner/social.   In 2013 more than 25 applicants from across the country attended: of the 18 students who were offered admission in one of these programs, 14 students accepted - an unprecedented success rate!  In 2014 we will be inviting graduate applicants to UM graduate programs in Chemistry, Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Neurobiology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences - six graduate programs altogether will participate.

Science Staff shapes new home, Montana Kaimin, Sept. 18, 2013

Five years after the building’s frame was completed, the Interdisciplinary Science Building is starting to fill in. ISB is undergoing construction to finish its basement, second floor and part of the fourth floor. The $3.28 million project is funded by overheads from grants awarded for research on campus, said associate Vice President of Administration and Finance Rosi Keller. With every research grant, money is awarded to the institution for future development of research space. (Read more)

Science Departments Collaborate on Graduate Program Resource Website for Students, September 5, 2013

Five UM departments and programs recently teamed up to create a resource website for potential and current graduate students in the biomedical, cellular, biochemical and chemical sciences. The site is a collaboration between the UM Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Biological Sciences, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, and the Graduate School.

The site offers students a one-stop shop to find information about programs, potential faculty mentors and the world-class research happening in these fields at UM. Previously, this information only could be found by visiting multiple department and program pages, as well as the main Graduate School website.
“We feel that this interdisciplinary website will help students find information and faculty contacts more seamlessly as they consider UM for their graduate studies,” said Cathy Jo Beecher, program coordinator for the UM Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics.
The Graduate School hosts the new website under “Programs,” and it also is featured on the CBSD website under “Graduate Programs.” All three departments associated with the site will feature it as a resource on their webpages, as well.