Why Study Biology at Juniata?
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?
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!
Graduating with distinction in Biology:
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.''
- Juniata Biology Student Receives NIH Research Opportunity
- Juniata Biologist to Speak on Value of Sabbaticals
- Lititz Student Receives Microbiology Scholarship