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Biomedical Sciences BS

  • April 11, 2022

    student holding up his hand as if taking an oath in a mock trial.

    Science and law class culminates in mock trial

    The course Honors Science and the Law: Biological, Ethical and Legal Perspectives emphasizes how science permeates the profession of law and concludes with a mock trial, giving students the opportunity to use scientific evidence like cell phone triangulation, medical assessments, and crash reconstruction in the context of a real case.

  • April 4, 2022

    Maduka Gunasinghe, biomedical sciences student.

    Biomedical sciences major Maduka Gunasinghe wins RIT public service award

    For RIT biomedical sciences major Maduka Gunasinghe, compassion for others is a gift he shares freely and community service is the expression of his character. RIT has recognized his commitment to other people’s well-being with a Bruce R. James Distinguished Public Service Award. He will receive the award at a ceremony on April 5.

  • March 28, 2022

    professor and students watching another student use a pipette.

    RIT scientist receives NIH grant to study viruses with potential to treat prostate cancer

    The National Institutes of Health are funding RIT scientists to explore vesicular stomatitis virus’s (VSV) potential for treating prostate cancer. Associate Professor Maureen Ferran from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences secured a three-year, $451,718 Research Enhancement Award (R15) grant from the NIH to investigate prostate cancer cells’ susceptibility to the virus.

  • January 31, 2022

    student using pipette as researcher looks on.

    Undergraduate research on the rise at RIT

    With the help of strong mentors, undergraduate researchers cultivate critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. Conducting research can help students synthesize concepts they learned in their classes to create something new.

  • November 19, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Honors students Swathi Jacob, Bo Allaby, and Sarah Henretta.

    Dozens of Honors Program students present Saturday

    Attitudes about the COVID-19 vaccine, how sleep and age can affect memory, and how bodily secretions impact wounds are just three of the varied subjects to be discussed Saturday at the Honors Research and Creativity Symposium.

  • September 14, 2021

    group of seven women standing on steps outdoors.

    RIT wins $1.5 million to increase behavioral health workforce in Monroe County

    The $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has expanded RIT’s accredited Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship program to focus on delivering integrated care for young clients who struggle with substance use, mental health issues, and trauma from exposure to high rates of violence within the community.

  • July 27, 2021

    two professors and student wearing lab coats looking at bacteria sample.

    Student researcher focuses on bacteria in Lake Ontario

    Marissa Schroeter’s summer undergraduate research explores a global health issue with a local twist. Her work prospects for new antibiotic compounds produced by two bacterial strains collected from Lake Ontario. She will present her findings at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium.