Biology

May 11, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Equestrian Team Members Earn Regional, National Recognition

Members of the Arcadia University Equestrian Team recently garnered regional and national honors, competing against the top riders in their divisions.  The equestrian team is a club sport that competes in shows hosted by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). The University has...

May 10, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Dean Cahill

Dean Cahill   Major: Bachelor of Science in Biology Hometown: Mount Laurel, N.J.  Favorite Arcadia memory: “The biggest thing I’d say is you don’t realize how much you take for granted in person, seeing classmates and faculty members. One of my most enjoyable moments was being...

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Nov 23, 2021 Connor Fogel

From Curiosity to Discovery to Impact

On the second floor of Arcadia University’s Boyer Hall, Katelin Decker ‘22 and Michelle Frank ‘23 pull on rubber gloves and huddle at the biosafety hood in the compact Tissue Culture Lab. The Biology majors are growing cancer cells to test a promising compound—an early step on the road to...

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Oct 8, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Dr. Velazco Discovers Species of Bat in Northern Peru Connected to Ancient Moche Culture

by Gabrielle Thomas '22   In 2012, Dr. Paul Velazco, now a visiting professor of Biology at Arcadia University, was in a desert in Northern Peru on a postdoctoral research expedition for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) when he made an extraordinary discovery. His...

Dr. Richard Kaplan, adjunct professor of biology

Aug 12, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Dr. Kaplan on How COVID Impacted Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Consumption

By Katherine Haines '21, '22   The shift to remote work and school in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic led to significant changes in most people’s everyday routines. There were shortages at grocery stores, cancellations of trips and events, and an influx of information from the scientific...

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Jun 16, 2021 Caitlin Burns

National Science Foundation Recognizes Alumni for Neurological Research

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Ariel Kershner ’19 and Kayla Sansevere ’20 received recognition from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for their respective neurological research. Kershner was awarded the fellowship for completing research in cognitive...

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Jun 3, 2021 Caitlin Burns

LRN Research and Tutors Featured in HAPS Educator

Arcadia faculty, staff, and students from across the University collaborated to explore retention in the classroom in an article, “The Benefits of Handwriting Class Notes: Neuroanatomy, Mindfulness, and Anecdotal Evidence Supporting Handwritten Notes,” in the April edition of Human Anatomy and...

Arcadia University student Amy Stringer in her regalia outside Murphy Hall

May 17, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Amy Stringer: Master of Science in Forensic Science

Major: Master of Science in Forensic Science Favorite Arcadia memory: There are so many. I use to hold these game nights in the Fall 2019 [as an undergraduate biochemistry student]—had this awesome group of students that came into the honors program. They wanted to play Dungeons &...

Rikki Rosenthal with friends on campus

Rikki Rosenthal May 13, 2021 12:37 pm

Finding Home: “Go Where the Love Is” Part II

As I sit here and write this, I’m in disbelief. I just finished my thesis, but haven't really processed the fact that these are my last few weeks at Arcadia. It’s truly baffling how quickly my time as a Knight has passed, but I’m eternally grateful for everything I have...

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May 6, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Haines '21 '22 Creates Podcast to Educate on Controlled Burns

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects.  Media and Communications and Biology double major Katherine Haines ’21, ’22 explores how conservation biology topics can be communicated through multimedia tools like podcasts, in order...

Rikki Rosenthal working with the Dendrochronology lab team

Rikki Rosenthal Apr 29, 2021 11:39 am

How the Dendro Lab Taught Me It’s Okay to Not Know What You’re Doing

When I first started my journey at Arcadia, I was a Biology student. One aspect of the Biology Department that intrigued me were the faculty-sponsored research labs. The majority of professors within the department have research labs, ranging from microbiology to animal behavior to forest ecology....

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Apr 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Climate Change and Fire are Affecting the Composition of Forests

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects.  Environmental Journalism major Rikki Rosenthal '21 explores the correlation between fire disturbances and climate patterns in Western Maryland through their experience in the...