Biology

Anna Edlund, assistant professor of biology with and Belinda Sibanda '11 in the greenhouse of Kunkel Hall.

June 13, 2012

Prof. Anna Edlund Mixes Religion, Art, and Science while Traveling to India and Sweden

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A few months ago, Anna Edlund opened her email account to not one but two pleasant surprises. First, her audience with the Dalai Lama was scheduled for June. Second, she had been awarded a Fulbright grant. Edlund is among four biology professors spending two weeks in India teaching Western science and biology to the Dalai [...]

John Paul Eaton '48

June 6, 2012

John Eaton ’48 Is Featured Lecturer on Titanic 100th Anniversary Memorial Cruise

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By Lori Burke and Tiffany Bentley Over the stern of the MS Balmoral on April 15, John Eaton ’48 watched as memorial wreaths bobbed on the ocean’s surface, miles above the wreck of the RMS Titanic. As the Balmoral’s orchestra played the hymn, Nearer, My God, to Thee, Eaton was startled by a realization. “I [...]

Biology

May 24, 2012

$800,000 Grant Will Help Prepare Students to be Leaders in Science Research and Medicine

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With major support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Lafayette will make its already strong biology program even more effective in preparing students to be leaders in science research and medicine. A $800,000 grant will enable Lafayette to expand the number of real-world research experiences for students and increase the diversity of students who study [...]

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May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

John Caruso '69 by Paula Burch-Celentano

April 6, 2012

Fish Genus Named in Honor of John H. Caruso ’69

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Fish biologists have named a newly identified genus of fossil anglerfishes after John H. Caruso ’69, professor of practice, ecology, and evolutionary biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, La. Caruso, a biology graduate and assistant professor of biology at Lafayette from 1977-83, is an ichthyologist (a zoologist who studies fishes) and one of only two biologists in [...]

Professor Robert Kurt

March 19, 2012

Biology Professor Bob Kurt Works to Unlock the Mysteries of the Immune System

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Some say ignorance is bliss. But for Bob Kurt, associate professor of biology, what is not known is a doorway to discovery, especially when unlocking the mysteries of the immune system and its effects on cancerous tumors. Since 2000, Kurt has secured more than $1 million in grants to chart new directions in understanding cancer, [...]

Carolyn Cabrey '12 filters water from Raritan Bay for chlorophyll analysis.

March 2, 2012

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

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Eight biology majors will present research papers with their faculty mentors at the 88th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science March 30-April 1 at Cedar Crest College. Amanda Balaban ’12 (Bethesda, Md.) will present with Bernard Fried, Kreider Professor Emeritus of Biology, on Echinostoma caproni, parasitic flatworms that can invade humans, domestic animals, [...]

John Paul Eaton '48

February 22, 2012

John Eaton ’48 to be Featured Lecturer on Titanic Centennial Memorial Cruise

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By Lori Burke Exactly 100 years after the launch of RMS Titanic, John Eaton ’48, of Cold Spring, N.Y., will offer historical context on the 12-night memorial cruise that will follow the fated ship’s route through the Atlantic, including two days at the wreck site with New York City as final port of call. The [...]

Carly Feiro

February 19, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Carly Feiro ’12

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Carly Feiro ’12 (Mount Vernon, Wash.), a biology major and outfielder on the softball team, discusses her work conserving the environment, research she is presenting at a national conference, and what it’s like being a team captain.    What do you enjoy about your major? I love being able to do field work and being [...]

Ellen Hughes '13 with cardiologist William Calhoun

January 30, 2012

Ellen Hughes ’13 Coauthors Research Published in Medical Journal

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“Medicine and lab work have and will always be passions for me,” says Ellen Hughes ’13.  Recently, she got an inside look at both areas—while helping to author an article about the tools that doctors use to analyze patients’ hearts. Hughes (Mountain Top, Pa.), a double major in biology and French, was co-author of the [...]