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Biology Major’s Internship at Emory University Hospital Takes an Unexpected Turn

Biology Major’s Internship at Emory University Hospital Takes an Unexpected Turn

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 University Hospital for treatment. The news catapulted senior Ryan Le, a senior biology major with a minor in public health, into a hospital administration internship experience that he could not have anticipated when he was accepted into the 12-week Emory program.

TCNJ Hosts Inaugural PharmaTech Symposium on Wednesday, October 1

TCNJ Hosts Inaugural PharmaTech Symposium on Wednesday, October 1

The PharmaTech Symposium is an opportunity for students to explore the wide range of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical devices industries and discuss emerging issues and trends in the industry. Industry leaders from companies and organizations across New Jersey will join us for lunch and panels. There will be ample opportunities to network. There is no cost to attend.

Two TCNJ Science Majors Selected for the Governor’s STEM Scholars Program

Two TCNJ Science Majors Selected for the Governor’s STEM Scholars Program

The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program is a public-private partnership among the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, Governor’s Office, New Jersey Department of Education, and Secretary of Higher Education, this program brings together a diverse and representative group of 50 high school and post-secondary student leaders who are interested in pursuing a STEM-related major and career in New Jersey’s vast STEM economy.

School of Science Multi-Disciplinary Colloquium – Tuesday, September 23

School of Science Multi-Disciplinary Colloquium – Tuesday, September 23

Dr. Christopher “Kit” Murphy, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Liberal Learning and the Department of Biology will share his work on “Acoustic Communication in Treefrogs,” and Dr. Dimitris Papamichail, from the Department of Computer Science, will speak about “Algorithmic Redesign of Protein Coding Genes.” Refreshments will be served!

Three Computer Science Students Receive Undergraduate Research Funding

Three Computer Science Students Receive Undergraduate Research Funding

J.R. Villari (class of 2016), Kate Evans (class of 2017) and Joie Murphy (class of 2017) have each received funding from the Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) program to perform research during the 2014-2015 academic year under the supervision of Dr. Dimitris Papamichail. Their undergraduate research project aims to create efficient algorithms and computational tools for the construction of optimized rationally designed synthetic genes.

Math professor’s research published in New England Journal of Medicine

Math professor’s research published in New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine published today an article on polycythemia vera, a rare blood disease in which the body makes too many red blood cells, co-authored by Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Michael Ochs and Dr. Jerry Spivak, director of the Center for the Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders at Johns Hopkins.

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