Loyola University Maryland

Department of Biology

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  •  Hauber Fellows Matthew Hassett (Chemistry '12) and Dorothy Chen (Biology '13), who worked with Dr. Maren Veatch-Blohm, are coauthors on a publication to be published in the March 2013 edition of HortScience.

    "Narcissus cultivar differences in response to saline irrigation when application began either pre- or post-emergence"
  • Bio Majors Gabriella Conte (’14),  Gia Fontanazza (’13), Stephen Carbine (’14),  Bio/Psych major Kirsten Labbe (’13), and Classics Major/Bio minor Stephen Rosenthal (’13)  submitted a grant proposal to the EPA for their Campus RainWorks Challenge (to develop green infrastructure on campus), competing against other primarily undergraduate institutions around the country for a $10,000 prize.  Their proposal was for a bioretention cell in front of Hammerman.  (Plant Ecology fall 2012 Dr. Bernadette Roche)
  • Biology Freshman Dwayne Thomas has just received an REU fellowship  for Summer 2012 to perform cancer research this summer at University of Notre Dame.  He will be working in the lab of Dr. Zachary Schafer, whose research focuses on how metabolic changes and antioxidant treatments affect tumorogenesis and cell survival.
  • Loyola University Maryland Biology major Anna Nguyen (class of 2012) was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research at the Institute of Pathology (Institut Universitaire de Pathologie) at the University of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. The specific department she will be working in is the Department of Experimental Pathology, headed by Dr. Ivan Stamenkovic (who is also going to be her supervisor).  Anna's project is entitled "Characterizing the Mechanisms of Sarcoma Initiation and Development." The focus of the research will be to investigate the use of miRNA-based vectors in identifying sarcoma cancer stem cells based on their functional criteria (ie. CSC repression of certain miRNAs). Sarcomas are malignant tumors of bone and soft tissues, and despite multimodal therapy, they retain poor prognosis due to their high metastatic ability and poorly understood biology.