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Ryan Le ’15

Ryan Le ’15

Biology Major’s Internship at Emory University Hospital Takes an Unexpected Turn By Susan Cousins Green Reports about the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa had been in the news throughout the summer when the Pentagon announced that two Americans serving there had been infected and would be transported to the specialized isolation unit at Emory…

Alan Tsai ’12

Alan Tsai ’12

Traveling to the University of Sydney is not the first time that Alan Tsai, a biology and seven-year optometry student, jetted off to the South Pacific.Continue Reading

The Mansoor Tetrad: One College, Four Sisters

The Mansoor Tetrad: One College, Four Sisters

Mendelian genetics have leapt out of the textbooks and into the halls of the Biology Building at The College of New Jersey, where four sisters are pursuing the same dream: a career in the sciences. In the Mansoor family, a passion for science and a diploma from TCNJ go hand-in-hand.Continue Reading

Emmanuel “Manny” Martinez Alcaraz ‘12

Emmanuel “Manny” Martinez Alcaraz ‘12

Martinez says he is inspired by the example of Paul Farmer and others who approach public health not only from a medical perspective, but also from a sociological one. In search of this balance, Martinez splits his time between research in the chemistry lab and anthropological fieldwork in the Trenton area.Continue Reading

Jennifer Urban ’12

Jennifer Urban ’12

A senior Chemistry and Math double major, Urban says she flirted with the idea of attending culinary school until she fell in love with mathematics and chemistry her junior year of high school.Continue Reading

Elizabeth “Biz” Egan ’12

Elizabeth “Biz” Egan ’12

You have probably seen her around the Science Complex – headphones on her ears, running sneakers dangling from her backpack and a big smile on her face. Friends joke that Elizabeth “Biz” Egan lives in the Mathematics Department, and based on the amount of time she spends there, it’s not far from the truth.Continue Reading

Jessica Kafer ’10

Jessica Kafer ’10

Jessica Kafer ’10, a biology major with minors in chemistry and anthropology, combined her loves of biology research and community service when she studied abroad in Kenya through the School for Field Studies (SFS).Continue Reading

Michelle Cornacchia ’09

Michelle Cornacchia ’09

A full-time undergraduate researcher at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ); a volunteer at Mercer County Correctional Center; a health clinic volunteer in Peru—these may sound like the accomplishments of three different people, but one ambitious student, Michelle Cornacchia ’09, achieved them all in one summer.Continue Reading

Julie Ann Howlett ’09

Julie Ann Howlett ’09

When Julie Ann Howlett ’09 realized she had missed the deadline to apply to study abroad this past summer, she knew she would have to think outside the box to find a rewarding academic experience that offered at least the feel of being in an exotic locale.Continue Reading

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