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The Center for Metals in Biocatalysis (CMB) brings together faculty and students from multiple departments at the University of Minnesota who share research interests focused on the catalytic role of metal ions in metalloproteins and synthetic model complexes. The design and use of metal complexes as biological probes and diagnostic agents is another related area of interest. The Metalloprotein Interest Group (MPIG) is made up of participants in the CMB, and meets regularly to discuss research advances. Interested students and faculty are encouraged to survey the list of participating faculty, research interests, recent publications, and the MPIG seminar schedule (links in the left panel).
The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) program gives the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to dissertation research and writing during the fellowship year. The award includes a stipend, tuition for up to 14 thesis credits each semester, and subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan.
Three CMB students, P. Alex Rudd and Steven Tereniak from the Lu group and Greg Rohde of the Que group, have been awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for 2013-2014. Congratulations to all three.
P. Alex Rudd
Valerie Pierre is co-organizing a symposium on "Metal-Based Probes for Magnetic Resonance Imaging" with Peter Caravan and Matt Allen at the spring 2014 ACS meeting in Dallas.