Dr. Bernlohr is the Distinguished McKnight Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (BMBB). He also holds the Cargill Chair in Systems Biology of Human Metabolism, serves as a precept for in the Combined MD/PhD Training Program for Medical Scientists, and is part of the... Read more
Orla (they/them) is a 4th year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. They complete research in both the Human Machine Design Lab under Dr. William Durfee and in the Medical Robotics and Devices Lab under Dr. Timothy Kowalewski. Orla’s thesis work focuses on determining if there... Read more
Judee Sharon is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota. She works with Dr. Katarzyna Adamala on research relating to synthetic cell systems and biological computing. She was drawn to this work in synthetic biology because of its potential in... Read more
Mariah Dorner grew up in Hugo, MN and completed her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Mariah is currently Ph.D. candidate in the department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering (CEGE) at the University of Minnesota.
As a research assistant in the Behrens lab,... Read more
Judee Sharon scholar, scientist, entrepreneur – is leading the charge on cancer detection through a new method of biocomputing. It is called TRUMPET (Transcriptional RNA Universal Multi-Purpose gate platform). TRUMPET combines the simplicity and robustness of in vitro biocomputing methods and adds signal amplification and programmability. The result is the potential to review an... Read more
Virtual and augmented reality are more than tools for a fun video game experience. This revolutionary technology is now used for training in medical fields and workforces. But there’s only one problem: about fifty percent of the world’s population gets motion sickness. Women who use VR are more... Read more
ARCS Foundation in Minnesota held a unique event featuring the intersection of science and arts to celebrate our Scientists of the Year for 2023. The event was held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 5 to 8 pm at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.
“If you can’t smell anything, that’s the best” is a saying that circulates the atmospheric science community. Coty Jen, ARCS Minnesota Chapter Scholar Alumni and current professor at Carnegie Mellon University, joined this community once she chose to use her degrees in chemical and mechanical engineering to study... Read more
Lola Fredrickson passed away February 15 after a brave battle with cancer.
Lola was instrumental in founding the Minnesota chapter of ARCS Foundation. In 2008, Lola was called on by the University of Minnesota to assemble a group of women who had a few things in common – passion about science... Read more