Biochemistry NEWS

Three Accepted to Upstate Medical School

Andrea Donofrio '18, Julia Raleigh '18 and Shivam Tewari '18 have all earned spots in SUNY Upstate Medical School's highly selective Early Assurance Program for college juniors. The competitive opportunity guarantees that students can enroll in the school's medical program after they graduate, given they complete all necessary undergraduate courses and the MCAT. The pre-health curriculum at Hobar...
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Saravia '16 Earns Prestigious Sloan Scholarship

Upon her recent acceptance to the University of Iowa's Ph.D. program in microbiology, Fatima Saravia '16 was named a recipient of a competitive scholarship from the UI/ Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring. A partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan Center at Iowa is one of five such resources nationally and is dedicated to building a university-wide network of faculty...
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Zhao '17 Fights Apple Blight

Amelia Zhao '17 is investigating the bacteria (Erwinia amylovora) that is responsible for the disease called fire blight, to develop effective treatments for the fruit trees it infects. Fire blight, which affects apples, pears and other members of the plant family Rosaceae, can decimate an entire crop in a single growing season, making it a serious problem in apple-producing regions like the Fing...
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HWS Research Symposium

From invasive species to drone mapping, and the effect of stress on friendships to potential anti-cancer compounds, Hobart and William Smith students presented on a range of topics at this year's Student Research Symposium on Sept. 17 as one of Homecoming and Family Weekend's annual events. "The Research Symposium allows students to showcase their work from summer research projects and represents...
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DNA and Forensic Science with NYSP

For Therese Mandracchia '19, this summer's internship at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center (FIC) gave her a window into her "dream job." A biochemistry major and soon-to-be law and society minor, she was initially "attracted to the internship because my grandfather worked in this field as well as forensic pathology, and I was always fascinated with it on crime shows." Prior ...
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