Loyola University Maryland

Department of Biology

MABRC Mission & Goals

Mission:

Our mission is to work collaboratively to transform life science education, as a means to promote STEM careers in high school and college students, and to prepare graduates for the bioscience workforce.

Goals:

  • Transform undergraduate curricula with an infusion of collaborative approaches, developed and taught with stakeholders from the bioscience community; 
  • Develop undergraduate curricula that train students broadly using interdisciplinary approaches, so that students have multiple career choices;
  • Attract and retain top notch talent to bioscience careers in Maryland and the BioHealth Capital Region; 
  • Increase participation of women and underrepresented groups in STEM careers in the BioHealth Capital Region;
  • Create authentic research and career opportunities for students, earlier in their careers, so that they identify themselves as scientists and are better informed about career choices;
  • Function as an education partner with the region’s universities in curriculum reform as well as collaborate with other organizations, industry, government agencies, and the private sector to promote BioHealth-related careers to students throughout the region. 
                      

 

 
Maren Blohm
Faculty

Maren Blohm

Meet an associate professor of biology who uses plant science to educate her students on the scientific method and how to present their own research

Biology
Students measure drops of blood for a lab assignment.
Course Snapshot

Exploring Biology 101: Introduction to Forensic Science

Learn about the field of forensics and acquire the lab techniques needed to conduct crime scene investigations.