Montana State University

Hughes Undergraduate Biology

Montana State University
PO Box 173505
Bozeman, Montana 59715

Tel: (406) 994-7330


Martha Sellers, MPA
Phone: (406) 994-7568

2013 CBS – SURP Underway!

Our summer program is off and running! Our 11 students are all fully engaged in their labs. We are looking forward to a fantastic summer, getting know our students better, and working with our fabulous faculty.

2012-2013 Hughes Scholars and Mentors Named

Congratulations to this year's Hughes Scholars. Scholars and mentors are as follows: Alissa Bleem and Dr. Ross Carlson Arrika LaSalle and Dr. Ed Dratz Erika Whitney and Dr. Matthew Fields Kasey Holland and Dr. Ed Schmidt Katie Rowe and Dr. Jovanka Voyich Lindsey Wolfe and Dr. Frances Lefcort We look forward to a great year with these six outstanding students and mentors!

2012 CBS-SURP Cohort

Congratulations to: Milat Awel, Michael Gross, Kasey Holland, Connor Murnion, Justin Nagy, Jared Nigg, Steffanie Robertus, Megan Rothstein, Katie Rowe, Ann Seeley,and Erika Whitney

Hughes Scholar on the Air

Check out Ares Geovanos' blog to hear recorded shows on KGLT where he interviews some of MSU's researchers. Find out when you can tune in to hear the next one live.

NSF Career-Life Balance Initiative

“NSF Career-Life Balance Initiative,” is a 10-year plan to provide greater work-related flexibility to women and men in research careers.

NIH fellowship

MSU graduate wins prestigious National Institutes of Health fellowship

The Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biology program at MSU encourages undergraduates to seek careers in biology. We do this by funding research opportunities and offering mentoring to undergraduate biology students.

Hughes Undergraduate Biology


Hughes Undergraduate Biology Program

Funded by: Howard Hughes Medical Institute


One of today’s greatest scientific challenges is to understand the organization and operation of complex biological systems – from macromolecular complexes to the human brain. No single discipline commands the perspective and depth to surmount this challenge; it requires collaboration across multiple disciplines, and commitment from a diversity of stakeholders. Since 2003, the Hughes Undergraduate Biology (HUB) program has been bringing together faculty, students, program directors, and administrators to tackle this critical task.

Funded solely by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, HUB develops and promotes classroom, laboratory, and extracurricular opportunities to MSU undergraduates in relevant fields of science with the intent of mentoring students into graduate or medical school and eventually to successful biomedical careers.