Biology

Female student looks into microscope in Biology lab

Erica Rosenthal Nov 27, 2019 10:40 am

Why an Individualized Major Was Right for Me

I have never been one of those people who have their entire future planned out. I never dreamed of being a teacher or firefighter. I’ve always flown by the seat of my pants when it comes to my future. That is a big reason why I took a semester off after high school. I didn’t know what I wanted to...

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Nov 19, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Vira I. Heinz Program Helps Students Experience the World

In May, Perfect Eadric ’21, Christa McDowell ’21, and Michelle Qu ’20 departed for eight weeks abroad as part of the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership.  The VIH Program awarded scholarships to fund the Arcadia cohort’s first international learning experiences.  “I...

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Oct 24, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Cancer Research Drives Dr. Theodoraki

Dr. Maria Theodoraki Assistant Professor of Biology Courses: General Biology I, Microbiology, Cancer Biology, and Faculty Sponsored Research Expertise: Molecular Chaperones Advice for Students: "If you are persistent on working in cancer research, make sure your heart is in it. There is...

Mendoza at health fair

Aug 9, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Mendoza ’18 Supports STD Prevention in Guam

As a public health associate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Administration alumna Dulce Mendoza ’18 is implementing HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis prevention services to reduce high-risk behaviors and decrease incident rates in Mangilao, Guam.  “Pacific...

Hemp greenhouse

Jul 25, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Hemp Research Buds on Campus

In April, Arcadia launched a collaborative program with Agri-Kind Hemp, an organization committed to advancing the medical cannabis industry. One of eight colleges and universities in Pennsylvania involved in such a program, Arcadia will lead studies on the lifecycle of industrial hemp crops—a...

3D Design Lab

Jun 9, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Academic Affairs Supports Innovative Programming

Last November, an Innovative Programming Group was established by Academic Affairs to strengthen programs, identify areas for growth, and support pioneering opportunities. Its work led to Arcadia’s first Innovative Programming grants, designed to help faculty and staff demonstrate feasibility,...

Macchi speaks with reporter

May 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Macchi ’12 In the News for Soccer Instagram Series

Chris Macchi ’12 was featured in a March 31 NBCSN segment, “Premier League Mornings Live,” for his Instagram series “On the Ground.” Macchi, who lives in London, uses the series to promote the English league to American audiences. “It’s really just about the fan experience,” said Macchi,...

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May 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Theodoraki, Morales ’19, Settle ’19 Target Dormant Cancer Cells

Dr. Maria Theodoraki, assistant professor of Biology, Biology majors Theodore E. Habarth Morales ’19 and Aspen La-Riene Settle '19, and their research collaborators published “Synthesis, structure-activity relationship and in vitro pharmacodynamics of A-ring modified caged...

Students look through a microscope

Apr 23, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Nationally Ranked Among Forensic Science Programs

Arcadia University’s Forensic Science 4+2 program was ranked in Bachelor Degree Center’s “25 Best Bachelor’s in Forensic Science for 2019.” The rankings note that Arcadia’s program allows undergraduate Chemistry and Biology majors to enroll in the master of Forensic Science degree, as long as...

Kelly Rose, wife of Dr. Wes Rose, speaks at the event.

Apr 18, 2019 Andrea Walls

Arcadia Honors Dr. Wes Rose’s Legacy with Endowed Award

On April 6, Arcadia faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends joined members of the Rose family and associates of the ALS Association in Grey Towers Castle for a special evening to celebrate the life of Dr. R. Wesley Rose (1972-2018), associate professor of Biology, and to benefit the R. Wesley...

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Apr 2, 2019 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University Announces Collaborative Hemp Research Project

Arcadia University is developing a collaborative research program with Agri-Kind Hemp, a Chester County-based corporation. The first phase of the collaboration, beginning in April 2019, will focus on conducting growth and harvest comparisons of different industrial hemp seed/clonal varieties and...

Choi painting the mural

Mar 28, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Choi ’19 Paints Mural in Boyer

For her Honors project, Writing and Graphic Design major Rebecca Choi ’19 painted a mural for the Biology Department. The mural, which Choi began in the summer of 2018, will be finished in the spring semester. The design includes a variety of colorful, nature-themed images, including plants,...