(Posted March 20, 2001)

Daniel Haeusser, a senior from Langhorne, Pa. studying biochemistry at Juniata College, has been selected to serve as a scientific intern at the Pasteur Institute in Lille, France from May through June.

Haeusser, 21, will be working in a laboratory focused on Hepatitis C. His research will center on investigating how the protein shell of the virus functions. The Pasteur Institute is a nationally funded laboratory in France, with locations in Lille and Paris dedicated to the study of molecular biology, microbiology, virology, bacteriology and other sciences. More than 490 scientists work in Lille, studying a variety of diseases and viruses.

After his internship, Haeusser will spend several months in Botswana, Africa working with children whose parents have died from AIDS. He will attend graduate school in the fall, to pursue a doctoral degree in molecular biochemistry.

While at Juniata, Haeusser studied French every semester and spent the 1999-2000 academic year on an international exchange program at the Catholic University of Lille. During his year overseas, Haeusser, who graduates in May, visited villages on the Normandy coast; Paris; Stuttgart and Munich, Germany; and London, Bath, and Canterbury in England.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.