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, 2010

Curriculum and opportunities designed to give MSU students an edge in health careers
A range of opportunities - from an integrated curriculum to conducting research to a first-rate advising office - are designed to give MSU students an edge in health careers. Together, the various offerings create a strong and unique undergraduate experience, one that statistics show prepares students exceptionally well for careers in medicine and other health professions.
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MSU graduate wins prestigious National Institutes of Health fellowship
Recent graduate Bridgett McNulty won a prestigious post-baccalaureate fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. The $30,000 fellowship will fund a year of research, with an option to continue for a second year, at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. She will work in an NIH researcher's laboratory, studying the molecular and cellular factors in the development of the inner ear. McNulty double majored in biochemistry and cell biology and neuroscience. Read more...
 
     
MSU awarded $1.2 million to strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education
MSU received a $1.2 million, four-year Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) award to better integrate biomedical curriculum, fund summer and academic-year undergraduate research experiences for MSU students and continue the Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP), which brings Native American high school students to MSU to help prepare them for college. The funding will also be used to support Science Saturdays and Expanding Your Horizons--MSU programs that reach out to Native communities.
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MSU student awarded Phi Kappa Phi fellowship
Senior Drago Guggiana was awarded a graduate fellowship from Phi Kappa Phi. The honor society awarded Guggiana $5,000 for his first year of graduate study. Guggiana, from Chile, is completing a triple major in chemical engineering, biochemistry and biotechnology this May. This fall Guggiana will begin a doctoral program in biophysics at Harvard University focusing on biomedical research.
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2010 Harold Watling Scholarship recipients chosen
Brock Alonzo of Missoula recently won a 2010 Harold Watling Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding achievement by senior pre-medical students at MSU. Alonzo, a graduate of Missoula's Sentinel High School, completed his degree this spring in biomedical sciences. Alonzo has been accepted to the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada. Read more...
 
     
2010 Harold Watling Scholarship recipients chosen
Gharett Meng of Missoula recently won a 2010 Harold Watling Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding achievement by senior pre-medical students at MSU. Meng, a graduate of Missoula's Sentinel High School, completed his degree this spring in biomedical sciences. Meng plans to begin applying to medical schools in June. Read more...
 
     
Lefcort receives the 2010 Wiley Award for Meritorious Research
Lefcort has applied new technologies, including live imaging, and cleverly focused research questions to uncover the sequences of developmental events and cellular interactions in the neural crest and how those processes can go awry to cause disease in the nervous system. Lefcort has published more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals. Read more...
 
     
Cell biology and neuroscience students receives Award for Excellence
Medina Culver, Philip Gardner, Dana Gross and Kevin Harlen were recognized as being among the top seniors at MSU with the Alumni Association/Bozeman Chamber of Commerce Award 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...
 
     
Lisa Musgrave honored with L&S's Kathy Griffith Employee Excellence Award
The award recognizes staff in the College of Letters and Science whose performance on the job has been exceptional and best exemplifies professionalism and dedication to the mission of L&S. Musgrave leads the administrative team in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and also advises the 415 students in the department. Read more...