Biology

Professor Megan Rothenberger, right, works in the lab with Alyssa Calomeni '11.

April 3, 2013

Students Will Present Research at Annual Meeting of Pa. Academy of Science

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Twenty-seven students will present research papers with their faculty mentors at the 89th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science April 5-7 at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Mary Higgins ’15 (Annandale, N.J.), a biology major, and Anna Peterson ’15 (Seattle, Wash.), a biochemistry major, will present “Cross-Receptor Desensitization of T Cell and Chemokine [...]

Constance Killian Neves '77

November 15, 2012

Constance Killian Neves ’77 Specializes in Children’s Dentistry

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By Matt Sinclair ‘90 A pediatric dentist, Dr. Constance Killian Neves ’77 has a waiting room filled with patients  ages 1 to 16. “Children are so honest,” she says. “They immediately let you see how they are feeling—sad or happy, scared or excited. And they are so trusting. It makes me realize what a precious [...]

Christopher Anderson

September 26, 2012

Meet the New Faculty

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This fall, Lafayette welcomes seven new professors, bringing the College’s total to 215 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been working toward increasing the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decreasing the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 to 10:1, one of the initiatives in its strategic plan. [...]

Robert S. (Bob) Franco '75

September 24, 2012

A Personal Salute to Hugh H. Jones Jr. ’52

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In a mere six weeks in 1981, my life changed in several fundamental and exciting ways. On May 24, I graduated from Meharry Medical School, Nashville, Tenn., and two weeks later, married Alicia Boswell. We moved to Florida, near where I was to begin an orthopaedic surgery residency in Jacksonville on July 1. I wrote [...]

Melissa Haber '12

September 21, 2012

Melissa Haber ’12 Receives EPA Fellowship to Pursue Graduate Study in Soil Science

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Biology graduate Melissa Haber ’12 has received a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pursue a master’s degree in soil science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The award provides a two-year stipend of up to $25,000 per year, tuition and fees up to $12,000 per year, and an [...]

Nancy Freeborne, CHHS

September 7, 2012

Award-Winning Academic Adviser Nancy Freeborne-Brinton ’83 Advances Public Health

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 Add one unhealthy person to a household, and soon everyone is infected. In a broad sense, the same thing can happen in society. An awareness of that possibility informs the daily work of Nancy Freeborne-Brinton ’83, assistant professor and undergraduate program director, Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University. [...]

Lisa Schrott '87

July 20, 2012

Neuroscientist Lisa Schrott ’87 Studies Memory Loss and Prenatal Exposure to Opiates

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By Kate Helm “I have always been curious about how complex behavior emerges from the millions of chemical and electrical releases in the brain,” says Lisa Schrott ’87, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. “A lot of neuroscience is reductionistic—trying to understand the mechanisms of behavior by [...]

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July 14, 2012

Dr. Richard Edlich ’58 Advanced Medicine, Advocates Medical Reform

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By Kevin Gray This summer, Dr. Richard Edlich ’58 of Brush Prairie, Wash., hopes to receive news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will cap a nearly lifelong pursuit—a ban of cornstarch-treated medical gloves. A respected pioneer in the surgical field, Edlich has dedicated his career to improving the safety and outcome [...]

Milan Patel ’12 (l-r), Elizabeth Troisi ’14, and Justin Hines work in Hugel Science Center.

July 13, 2012

Student-Faculty Team Works to Understand Causes of Mad Cow, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Diseases

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Justin Hines, assistant professor of chemistry, and a team of students are conducting experiments that could lead to greater knowledge about diseases like Mad Cow, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. Hines, who joined Lafayette in fall 2011 after being named an Education Mentor in Life Sciences by the National Academies, has teamed up with Milan Patel ’12, [...]

Mary Jane Bradford

July 10, 2012

Memorial Resolutions for Donald McCluskey ’36 and Mary Jane Bradford

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At its Nov. 8 meeting, the faculty adopted the following memorial resolution for Donald McCluskey ’36, associate professor emeritus of English, who died Sept. 20, and at its March 6 meeting, the memorial resolution for Mary Jane Bradford, associate professor emerita of biology, who died Nov. 18. Associate Professor Emeritus Donald McCluskey was born in [...]