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 Scholars

The Hughes Scholars program supports active research and outreach by undergraduate students in areas related to biomedical/bioscience research. Funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the program seeks Montana State University students who are considering careers in biomedical/bioscience research or a medical/health field, and who are dedicated, driven, and innovative.

Hughes Scholars 2013-2014

The successful Hughes Scholar understands the critical nature of a well-rounded education, strong communication skills, and a commitment to providing science learning opportunities to others. Key to the Hughes Scholars fellowships is participation in a significant and meaningful project to reach out to populations through discovery-based and/or research-relevant science. This program differs from others at MSU in that supported projects have a clear methodology for imparting science information to a specific audience, and in a way that encourages young learners or other populations to be excited and intrigued by science.


Hughes Scholars 2013-14. Back row: Riley Shearer, Josh Carter, Michael Burt, James Sutton. Front row: Madison Martin, Will McGuinness, Emma Hannigan.

2013-2014                              2012-2013                                2011-2012

Michael Burt                                           Alissa Bleem                                             Hadeel Alniemi

Josh Carter                                            Kasey Holland                                           Ares Geovanos

Emma Hannigan                                Arrika LaSalle                                            Tiphani Lynn

Madison Martin                                     Katie Rowe                                                Kelly Spendlove

Will McGuinness                                   Erika Whitney                                            Laura Whitmore

Riley Shearer