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Why Study Biology at Juniata?

Student Research

Gabrielle Cannon

Yeast Gene Study

Lutz and Malloy

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

9/1: Overview/Genomics cert.

9/8: Kevin Rice, Cascading Ecological Impacts of Emerald Ash Borer: Tritrophic Interactions Between Prickly Ash, Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Larvae and Larval Predators

9/15: Johnson (FS) / Study Abroad

9/22: Emily Mooney (to be confirmed), Plant biology/Invasive plants

9/29: Doug Glazier, Metabolic Scaling

10/6: Amanda Siglin (Health Prof)

10/13: Students Internship experiences: Luke Gangi-Wellman, Jessica Scales

10/20: Darwin Kysor/

10/27: Moshe Gish, Aphid dropping as a defense against mammalian herbivory

11/3: Jill Keeney (POE)

11/10: David Essig

11/17: David Matlaga, Bioenergy & biological invasions: Understanding the role of sexual and asexual reproduction


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