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Cosentino Explores Salamander Habitat Change

Cosentino Brad-0001Assistant Professor of Biology Bradley Cosentino has frequently studied the eastern red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus), both in the lab and in its natural environment: the woodlands in the northeastern part…
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Popp ’11 Mentors Youth in STEM Development

Popp_JessicaAs the Western Regional Coordinator for Let’s Talk Science, Jessica Popp ’11 has combined her passions for science, technology, engineering, math and youth mentorship into a career inspiring youth to…
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Cooper ’17 to Pursue Immunology in Joint M.D.-Ph.D. Program

Cooper_James_1“I became determined to attend medical school after my grandfather was diagnosed with a type of leukemia called chronic lymphocytic leukemia,” recalls James Cooper ’17, who was recently accepted to…
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Kietzman ’13 Leads Washington College Field Hockey

Kietzman_AnnieKnown as the Liberty League “Rookie of the Year” as a first-year Heron, Anne Kietzman ’13 recently adopted a new title: head coach of the women’s field hockey team at…
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Deutschlander Named Ornithological President

Deutschlander_2This spring, Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander became the 58th president of the Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS), the second oldest and second largest scientific ornithological society in North America. Previously,…
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Straub’s Genome Research Aids Crop Cultivation  

Straub Shannon-0028Assistant Professor of Biology Shannon Straub has co-authored a scientific journal article about the genetics of mint plants recently published in Molecular Plant. The article, “Draft Genome Sequence of Mentha…
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Honors STEM Researchers See Post-Grad Success

Honors Porch Party 0298Among HWS graduates who completed Honors projects in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related fields since 2006, 80 percent have gone on to pursue post-graduate degrees — 30 percent…
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Cushman ’96 Honored for EMS Work

Dr. Jeremy T. Cushman ’96 presents the Distinguished Faculty Award to Professor Emerita of Biology Lois F. Nellis ’46.At the 2017 EMS Today conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Jeremy T. Cushman ’96 was presented with the John P. Pryor, MD, Street Medicine Society Award. A member…
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Ouellette ’17 Comes Full Circle

Ouellette SarahFor Sarah Ouellette ’17, life will come full circle this year. Ouellette, a biology major with a double minor in health professions and child advocacy, will travel to her home…
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Bio-Chem Collaboration on Anti-Cancer Research

Pelkey Mowery Students DUIn a recent article in the journal Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, two HWS faculty members, four alums and four students coauthored a study on the interrelated biological and chemical…
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