Montana State University

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173148
Bozeman, MT 59717-3148

Tel: (406) 994-5120
Fax: (406) 994-7077
E-mail: cellbio.msu@gmail.com
Location: 510 Leon Johnson Hall

Department Chair

Frances Lefcort, Ph.D.

 

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News & Events, 2008

Miller to deliver MSU Distinguished Professor Lecture
John P. Miller, one of two recently named Letters and Science Distinguished Professors at MSU, will give his inaugural lecture. A professor of neurophysiology, Miller's lecture, "Neuro-Archaeology: Were Irish megalithic art forms inspired by visual hallucinations?" will be followed by a reception hosted by the MSU College of Letters and Science. Read more...
 
     
Exotic research leads MSU student to Ecuador, discoveries
Angie Mitchell traveled to Ecuador this spring, becoming the first MSU undergraduate to join one of Gary Strobel's expeditions. During the two-week trip through jungles, rain forests, tropical dry forests, cloud forests, and a mangrove swamp, Mitchell collected plants that might contain beneficial microbes. Read more...
 
     
2008 Harold Watling Scholarship recipients chosen
Stephanie Thomas received the 2008 Harold Watling Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding achievement by an undergraduate senior in the premedical curriculum at MSU. Thomas, a graduate of Hysham High School, graduated in December 2007 with a degree in biomedical sciences. She has been accepted to the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Wash. Read more...
 
     
2008 Harold Watling Scholarship recipients chosen
Kira Bersanti of Butte received the 2008 Harold Watling Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding achievement by an undergraduate senior in the premedical curriculum at MSU. Bersanti, a graduate of Butte High School, will graduate this spring with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She has been accepted to the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colo. Read more...
 
     
Colvin receives prestigious 'Irish Rhodes' scholarship
Shane Colvin was one of just 12 recipients of a 2008 George J. Mitchell Scholarship, often called the Irish Rhodes Scholarship. Colvin, a senior with three majors (biochemistry, music and cell biology), used the one year of postgraduate study in Ireland funded by the scholarship to earn a master's in musical therapy from the University of Limerick. Read more...
 
     
MSU research project opens doors for Old Elk
John Old Elk, a student in cell biology, won third place and $200 in the American Indians in Science and Engineering Society's national contest for his poster and presentation about an MSU research project. The project tested the effectiveness of a cocktail of common drugs in protecting the brains of gerbils from cerebral ischemia, a type of stroke. Read more...
 
     
Rudy soars high with second national title
Cell biology and neuroscience student, Ellie Rudy, won her second indoor national championship in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas at a winning height of 14 ft., 1.25 inches. In 2007, Rudy won her first national indoor championship at the same height, but by virtue of a jump-off. Read more...
 
     
Cell biology and neuroscience students receive Award for Excellence
Stephenie Davison and Daniel McAllister were recognized as some of the top seniors at MSU with the Alumni Association/Bozeman Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence. Honored students are nominated by faculty in their college or department. Qualified seniors must have a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale as well as demonstrated campus leadership and community service. Read more...