biochemistry & molecular biology

  • Cornell receives grant to support STEM education for students with financial need

    Aug 26, 2016

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) just announced that  it has awarded Cornell College a grant for almost $650,000 to support students with financial need who are entering a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field of study. The grant establishes the Cornell College “Mentoring Students to Success in STEM Fields” program, which will provide students […]

  • Abegesah’s hard work leads to pharmacy program

    May 31, 2016

    Aburough Abegesah ’16 says that the Block Plan taught him not to wait, but to take the initiative—a lesson that will serve him well as he pursues a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Maryland.

  • Feliciano ’17 selected as UPS Scholar

    Apr 11, 2016

    Idalis Feliciano ’17 of Ames, Iowa, has been selected as a UPS Scholar and recipient of a $2,450 scholarship through the Iowa College Foundation, an organization which raises funds for its 23 member independent colleges in Iowa.

  • Hahn pursuing Ph.D. in genetics

    Jun 11, 2015

    Since seventh grade, Alyssa Hahn wanted to study genetics, and starting this fall she’ll do just that at the University of Iowa as a Ph.D. student.

  • Research leads to Columbia Ph.D. program for Wang

    Jun 11, 2015

    Jihang Wang, who graduated from Cornell College in May with degrees in chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology, is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at Columbia University.

  • Fellowship leads to publication, opportunities after graduation

    Dec 19, 2014

    David Yamaguchi co-authored a paper published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences after a summer Cornell Fellowship at the University of Iowa’s department of biochemistry.

  • Six courses traveled to tropical field stations in February

    Mar 26, 2013

    Fifty-seven students joined their Cornell professors for courses in the Bahamas and Belize during block 6. Cornell courses have traveled to the Gerace Research Center in the Bahamas for years, and 2013 marked the third annual trip to a field station in Latin America.

  • Hitt excels in volleyball, civic leadership and pre-med studies

    May 29, 2012

    On the court, Kirtley Hitt ’12 helped lead her volleyball team to the Division III national tournament. She also pursued numerous volunteer and pre-med opportunities in preparation for becoming a physician assistant.

  • Levasseur balances medical research with cello and Spanish

    Aug 10, 2011

    Student Victoria Levasseur explains how Cornell’s unique block plan allows her to wholeheartedly pursue her varied passions.

  • Lecture: International Studies of Pre-term Birth

    Feb 24, 2011

    Jeff Murray will present on March 3rd on the challenges and rewards of studying the genetic and environmental causes of birth defects and pre-term birth.

  • Students reflect on Operation Walk experiences

    May 10, 2010

    Since 2005, Cornell students have regularly joined Dr. Larry Dorr ’63 and other medical professionals on Operation Walk, a medical mission that performs hip and knee replacements in countries such as China, Peru, and Viet Nam. During the trips, students observe surgeries and assist with physical therapy and many other aspects of the project.

  • See-yin So explores forensic pathology through research internships

    Dec 12, 2009

    Eager to explore her interest in forensic pathology, See-yin So found the perfect outlet:  a summer internship in New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner sponsored by the Dimensions program. She earned a Cornell Fellowship the following summer to conduct biotech research in Baltimore, and she hopes to enter medical school after graduating […]

  • Zarifkar adds genetics research and EMT service to pre-med training

    Dec 3, 2009

    As a pre-med student aiming to become an emergency room doctor, Mehrdad Zarifkar ’09 benefited from many opportunities at Cornell, including a two-block Cornell Fellowship at Translational Genomics (TGen) in Phoenix, dedicated MCAT preparation, and reading groups with President Garner.

  • Students conduct migraine research in Chicago

    Sep 12, 2009

    Since 2007, a number of Cornell students have engaged in neuroscience research side-by-side with professionals at the University of Chicago. The opportunity was established Rich Kraig ’71, director of the Cerebrovascular Disease and Aging Laboratories at the university.

  • Zuccarelli works towards career in bilingual medicine

    Sep 22, 2008

    Britton Zuccarelli ’07 earned a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and plans to eventually practice bilingual medicine with a specialization in adolescent medicine, family practice or pediatrics. As an undergraduate she majored in biochemistry and molecular biology and Spanish, with a minor in chemistry.