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Why Study Biology at Juniata?

Student Research

Gabrielle Cannon

Yeast Gene Study

Juniata’s flexible curriculum makes it easy to study abroad and combine biology with other disciplines. Or, tailor a POE to your interests.

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.

The HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) has awarded $1 miilion in support of Juniata's Genomics Leadership Initiative (GLI), to prepare leaders in science, medicine and society.

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. (

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.

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Welcome to Dr. Jason Chan, Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Chan will be teaching Microscopy Fall semester 2013. His research program is going strong at Juniata; check out his website for details!

Congratulations to the 58 Biology graduates in the class of 2013!

Graduating with distinction in Biology:

Kathryn S. Brown
Jennifer Graves
Nicole Marks
Gabrielle Cannon
Alyssa Grube
Andrew Maul
Clarissa Diniz
Jin H. Lee
Alexander Sickler


Biology Department Seminars. Monday @ 4:00 PM, Neff Lecture Hall

2:   Dr. Jason Chan. Department of Biology, Juniata College
Genetic, cellular and organismal exploration of animal behavior in the nematode C. elegans.

 9:   Drs. Pelkey/Johnson/Buonaccorsi, Juniata College
Marine and Field Station Programs and the Genomics Certificate.

23:   Dr. John Matter. Department of Biology, Juniata College
“You can teach an old dog new tricks: Potential for using gastropods and genomics in assessing environmental degradation.”

30:  Dr. Ann Skulas-Ray. Department of Nutritional Sciences, Penn State University
"Challenging the system: Human endotoxemia as a nutrition research model"


7:   Dr. Jill Keeney. Department of Biology, Juniata College.  The POE.                                      

14:   Dr. Summer Arrigo-Nelson. Department of Biology, California University of Pennsylvania
"Changing the landscape of the Malagasy rainforest, the role of invasive species?”

 21:   Dr. David Widman. Department of Psychology, Juniata College

28:   Dr. Megan Williams. Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah
"Wiring the brain: a molecular code of synapse formation"


4:   Dr. Mark Peterson. Department of Biology, Juniata College
"Testosterone and gene expression: Resolutions to sexual conflict?"

 11:  Dr. David Kaetzel. University of Maryland

 18:   Doctoral Candidate Matt Bailey. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon
“aPKC polarizes fate determinants by inhibiting phospholipid binding.”

 25:   Dr. Marc Seid. Department of Biology, University of Scranton
'Ant Addiction: From behavior to the brain.''

2:   TBA

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