Biology

Seth Hinrichs '15 drives to the basket.

July 22, 2014

Seth Hinrichs ’15 and Joey Ptasinski ’15 Receive National Academic Honor

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Lafayette men’s basketball players Seth Hinrichs ’15 and Joey Ptasinski ’15 were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. To make the list, students must be juniors or seniors and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the academic year.

Dr. Amith Majumdar '95

July 11, 2014

Amith Majumdar ’95 Modernizes Pediatric Dentistry

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By Jillian Bevacqua When Dr. Amith Majumdar ’95 launched Lehigh Valley Pediatric Dentistry in 2006, he created an office as unique as his specialty. With his partner, pediatric orthodontist Dr. Steven Ely, he installed digital radiography. This process creates much less chemical waste and exposes children to 75 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays. He [...]

Provost Wendy Hill

May 29, 2014

Rothkopfs’ Gift Honors Wendy Hill

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Former Lafayette President Arthur Rothkopf ’55 and his wife, Barbara Rothkopf, have provided a gift to name the neuroscience lab in Oechsle Hall in honor of Wendy Hill. President Alison Byerly announced the honor at the annual pre-Commencement dinner May 23. Hill, the provost, dean of the faculty, and Rappolt Professor of Neuroscience, will complete 25 [...]

Brad Bormann '14 delivers the Pepper Prize speech.

May 29, 2014

Pepper Prize Winner Brad Bormann ’14 Delivers Farewell Remarks

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Brad Bormann ’14 delivered farewell remarks for the Class of 2014 at the 179th Commencement May 24. He is the recipient of the George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded to the senior who “most closely represents the Lafayette ideal.” Bormann, of Flemington, N.J., graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology. Read his speech below. [...]

Mary Higgins '15

May 14, 2014

Mary Higgins ’15 Receives Goldwater Scholarship

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Mary Higgins ’15 (Annandale, N.J.) has many passions: genetics, music, research, and working with people with developmental disorders. Her goal is to put them all together into a career, and she is well on her way after receiving a Goldwater Scholarship. The premier undergraduate award given to students of mathematics, science, [...]

Brad Bormann '14

May 13, 2014

Brad Bormann ’14 Wins George Wharton Pepper Prize

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Brad Bormann ’14 (Flemington, N.J.) is the recipient of the George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.” A biology major with a minor in English, Bormann was chosen through a vote of the student body and faculty, and will speak at Lafayette’s 179th Commencement Saturday, May [...]

Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83 P’16 describes the transplant procedure and liver characteristics with Emily Oliver ’17 in the Medical University of South Carolina operating room.

May 13, 2014

Learning From Hands That Heal

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Student externs go inside the operating room with Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83. By Kevin Gray “As a parent, the transplants that involve children really hit my heart.” Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83 P’16 was reflecting as he prepared to fly from his base at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston to another hospital in [...]

Cory Spera '15

May 7, 2014

Cory Spera ’15 Named Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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Biology major Cory Spera ’15 (Lorton, Va.) was named the Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A right-handed pitcher, Spera carries a 3.89 cumulative grade-point average and was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice. He is Lafayette’s fourth Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honoree.

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

April 21, 2014

21 Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Twenty-one students presented their findings at the 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at University of Kentucky-Lexington. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. Over Lafayette’s 27 years of participation, more than 700 students have [...]

Elizabeth Troisi '14 and Professor Justin Hines work in the lab.

April 21, 2014

Students Present Research at National Biology Conference

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Biology majors Elizabeth Troisi ’14 (Londonderry, N.H.) and Phil Nguyen ’14 (Allentown, Pa.) presented research they performed with Justin Hines, assistant professor of chemistry, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. Nguyen tied for second runner up in the undergraduate poster competition, and he and Hines were featured in the society’s [...]