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Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience BS

  • July 27, 2021

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    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.

  • May 24, 2021

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    Robert Rothman, founder of RIT’s longest-running study abroad program, retires

    A pioneer of one of RIT’s earliest study abroad programs and a founding member of the biotechnology and molecular bioscience program has retired. Professor Robert Rothman from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences taught his final courses in Genetics and Evolution and Creationism this spring, capping off an RIT career that began in 1984.

  • June 4, 2020

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    RIT Rallies: Biotechnology alumnus helping Bolivia respond to COVID-19 pandemic

    Mohammed Mostajo-Radji ’11 (biotechnology) was appointed as Bolivia’s first ambassador for science, technology and innovation in February. He is typically based out of Silicon Valley, helping to encourage technology investment in Bolivia. But on March 19 he flew back home at the request of Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Áñez, to help coordinate his country’s efforts to combat COVID-19’s spread.

  • April 20, 2020

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    RIT Rallies: Alumnae contributed to antibody test recently launched by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

    Maria Romero-Creel ’17 (biomedical engineering) and Wendy Salamone ’10 (biotechnology) are just two of the people responsible for the analyzer database update launched by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics on April 14. The team is responsible for ensuring that calibrations, precision fluid information and analyzer settings for new assays like COVID-19 are properly entered and working for analyzers in the field.

  • February 18, 2020

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    Student to Student: Antibiotic resistance

    At the end of her first year at RIT, Nicole Cavanaugh began working for the Hudson Lab. Today, she works as a research apprentice at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute where she is preparing for her Ph.D.

  • October 17, 2019

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    Podcast: The Impact of Malaria on Global Health  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 25: Not all learning does, or can, happen in a classroom. Last summer, Bolaji Thomas, professor in the College of Health Sciences and Technology, took a group of students to Nigeria to give them a firsthand look at the impact of malaria on global health. Abigail Melake, a biomedical sciences major, and Janice Fung, a biotechnology and molecular bioscience major, talk about what they learned.