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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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  • From Lab to Industry: USciences Alumnus Thrives in Both
    From Lab to Industry: USciences Alumnus Thrives in Both

    March 27, 2020

    Reecha Pandya BMS'15, a senior engineer in the new product introduction group at Abbott Point of Care, credits her time at USciences for her ability to take on diverse and creative responsibilities.

  • Alumnus Finds His Passion for Education at USciences
    Alumnus Finds His Passion for Education at USciences

    March 24, 2020

    Currently, Donnelly teaches advanced placement chemistry, honors chemistry and academic chemistry at Chichester High School in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania.

  • Abhinav Illendula BMS'20 Earns Founders' Day Award of Merit
    Abhinav Illendula BMS'20 Earns Founders' Day Award of Merit

    March 09, 2020

    An impressive undergraduate researcher who already earned a number of publications to his name, Abhinav Illendula BMS'20 was presented the 2020 Undergraduate Student Award of Merit during University of the Sciences' 199th Founders' Day Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.

  • USciences Celebrates 199th Founders' Day
    USciences Celebrates 199th Founders' Day

    February 18, 2020

    Honoring the founding of USciences 199 years ago, the University honored its rich history of innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare, science, and education at Founders' Day on February 13, 2020. The event also launched the University's Bicentennial celebration which will span through 2021.

  • USciences Adds New Undergraduate Research Opportunities with SEA-GENES Program
    USciences Adds New Undergraduate Research Opportunities with SEA-GENES Program

    February 03, 2020

    Beginning in the fall of 2020, USciences students will have access to a new course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE), SEA-GENES. This course will allow students to conduct experiments in order to determine the functions of viral genes.

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