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Levi Simonson

Levi Simonson '10

Posted by Amanda Flinn on Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Event Date/Time: Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014 7:00 pm
Location: Imholte 109

Simonson earned a bachelor of arts in biology from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2010 and joined the biology doctoral program at the University of Oregon's Institute of Neuroscience later that year. Two years later he began his thesis work under the supervision of Judith Eisen. Simonson has since collaborated with fellow biologists to develop novel data analysis methods. His image analysis methods have led to discoveries published in the journals Zebrafish and PloS: ONE.

The title of this Wednesday night talk is, "What a UMM student should know about being a Biology grad student (getting in and succeeding)."
Simonson will also present earlier in the day a classroom research talk at 1 p.m. in Sci 2950 entitled, "Do resident microbes influence host brain development?"

The Careers in Biology Alumni Speaker Series focuses on alumni success stories and the real-world application of science degrees. This series also gives students the opportunity to network within their field. The Careers in Biology program is supported in part by a grant to the University of Minnesota, Morris from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program.