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Research - Department of Biological Sciences

Because of our smaller student population, we offer many opportunities to do primary investigative research as early as your first year, research that leads to publication and presentations at national meetings. You won’t need to compete with dozens of other students to snag a single research position or wait until you’re in a graduate program. We regularly accommodate every academically strong student with opportunities to do investigative laboratory research. We also offer undergraduate fellowships for summer research.

Research Areas

Biotechnology

Matthew Farber, PhD

Cell Biology

Ken Myers, PhD 
Chris Janetopoulos, PhD 
Suzanne Murphy, PhD 
Maggie Pearce, PhD 
Bela Peethambaran, PhD 

Developmental Biology

Jason Heindl, PhD 
Ken Myers, PhD

Molecular Biology and Genetics 

Jason Heindl, PhD 
Zachary Klase, PhD 
Ken Myers, PhD 
Maggie Pearce, PhD 
Bela Peethambaran, PhD

Pharmacognosy

Bela Peethambaran, PhD 

Neuroscience

Maggie Pearce, PhD

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  • Board of Trustees Appoints New Roth Chair
    Board of Trustees Appoints New Roth Chair

    January 12, 2021

    University of the Sciences' Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Associate Professor of biology Bela Peethambaran, PhD, as the Abraham and Edythe Roth Chair in Pharmacognosy/Natural Products.

  • Student On Frontlines of COVID-19 Shows Importance of Lab Science
    Student On Frontlines of COVID-19 Shows Importance of Lab Science

    November 12, 2020

    As the Deputy Coroner, Joseph Vizzarri BMS'21 acts as the eyes and ears of the forensic pathologists when there is a death investigation.

  • What it's Really Like to Transfer to USciences
    What it's Really Like to Transfer to USciences

    October 23, 2020

    Learn about USciences' programs, how to transfer credits, financial aid, and more from a transfer student.

  • Misher Students Find Safety and Success in Labs
    Misher Students Find Safety and Success in Labs

    October 07, 2020

    To allow students to continue these hands-on experiences, USciences faculty got creative to schedule coursework that would ensure that the experience in Chemistry and Biology laboratories for the fall 2020 semester would be rich while still maintaining COVID-19 safety guidelines.

  • Alumni Share What They Wish They Knew When Starting Their Careers
    Alumni Share What They Wish They Knew When Starting Their Careers

    September 25, 2020

    Young alumni from Misher College of Arts and Sciences shared their advice on transitioning to careers and life after graduation with students from the college during a virtual event hosted by the Young Professional Organization and the Office of Alumni Relations on September 2.

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Contact:

Peter B. Berget, PhD, Interim Department Chair

Office Location:

McNeil Science and Technology Center

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7417

Email:

pberget@usciences.edu