Biology Department News
St. John Fisher College inducted five alumni into the College’s Science and Technology Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 17, as a part of Alumni Weekend. Prior to the induction ceremony, the College also unveiled the Hall of Fame’s new home in the recently opened Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building during a cocktail reception.
This summer, Daniel Zimmerman ’16, spent a lot of time on the shores of Lake Ontario, but he wasn’t basking in the sun. He was studying freshwater bacterial populations in the lake for a research project funded by a National Geographic Society Explorer’s Award and Fisher’s Summer Fellows Research Program.
Three faculty members and four students attended the regional conference of the American Society for Microbiology in May.
The Upsilon Rho chapter of Beta Beta Beta, National Biological Honor Society, held its third induction ceremony on April 1, 2015.
A group of St. John Fisher College faculty and students traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts, to learn about ecology and natural history during the annual Northeast Natural History Conference, held April 18 through 20.
Five biology students presented their research at the Upsilon Rho chapter of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society's district meeting.
Junior Sarah Morton will head to the Summer Institute for Biostatistics at Boston University for a six-week educational experience.
Dr. Theresa Westbay was recently named the interim dean of the St. John Fisher College School of Arts and Sciences. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
The 7th Annual Lecture in Applied Anthropology will take place on Wednesday, February 18, and will feature Dr. Heather Lindstrom, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health from the University of Buffalo as the guest speaker. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel.
This week’s featured senior in our “Countdown to Commencement” series is biology major Vincent Marino. He was nominated by Dr. Kristin Picardo, Associate Professor of Biology.