Why Study Biology at Juniata?
Arielle Webster research to see if visual or vocal stimuli are more important for an octopus to recognize humans.
- Juniata’s flexible curriculum makes it easy to study abroad and combine biology with other disciplines. Or, tailor a POE to your interests.
- Study life in the foothills of the Alleghenies, at nearby Lake Raystown or in the Galapagos Islands. We have numerous for-credit experience opportunities:
- Marine science semester at Oregon
- Remote Field Course
- Natural History of Florida
- Semester at the Raystown Field Station
- Our students attend Ph.D. programs at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, UNC Chapel Hill, and elsewhere.
- Ranked #7 nationally for undergraduate science summer research activity.
- Study Abroad in Biology!
Funded Programs for Research in Biology at Juniata
The National Science Foundation has awarded Juniata College a $445,039 grant to fund a series of faculty development workshops to be held at Juniata College and other college and university campuses on genomics education over the next five years.
GCAT-SEEK is a group of educators who seek to incorporate new, massively-parallel sequencing technologies into the undergraduate curriculum to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to apply these revolutionary cutting-edge tools to investigate biological questions. (gcat-seek.org)
NSF S-STEM scholarship program: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Juniata College a "Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math" (S-STEM) grant to provide community/two year college transfer students with scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for the two years needed to complete a B. S. degree.
Interested in Biology?
Upcoming Biology Department Seminars. Monday @ 4:00 PM, Neff Lecture Hall
September 24: Dr. Kevin Emerson, St. Marys College, MD
"It's about time: Using next-generation sequencing to study evolution in seasonal environments"
October 1: Dr. Neil Pelkey, Dr. Denny Johnson, Dr. VInce Buonaccorsi
Marine Biology and Field Station Programs and Opportunities
October 8: Jorge W. Santo Domingo, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Cincinnati, OH
Using Molecular Ecology Tools to Examine Drinking Water Systems
October 26: Student presentations of summer research experiences: Nathan Smith, Clarissa Diniz and Ashley Greenawalt.
November 5: Jill Keeney: the Biology POE
November 12: No seminar. Public forum for Juniata Presidential Candidate, 4:15 PM
November 19: Dr. Glen Ernstrom, Bates College
November 26: Dr. Robert Jinks, Franklin and Marshall College
December 3: Dr. Jennifer Long, Harvard MEdical School
Welcome to Dr. Regina Lamendella, Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. Lamendella will be teaching microbiology Fall semester 2012. Here research program is going strong at Juniata; check out her website for details!
Graduating with distinction in Biology:
Matthew C. Begley
Caitlyn E. Bowman
Casandra L. Hoffman
Nikolai T. Klena
Christopher X. Yip
- Four Juniata Alumni Receive Achievement Awards
- Nine Juniata Faculty Receive Promotions
- Juniata Biology Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention