Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences

  • May 9, 2022

    portrait of Sherry Dadgar.

    Dadgar works to make medicine personal

    Sherry Dadgar ’08 MS (bioinformatics) wants the future of medicine to empower patients. Dadgar, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at George Washington University, launched her company, Personalized Medicine Care Diagnostics (PMCDx), in 2020 with a goal of delivering advanced clinical genomic diagnostic testing to patients and their physicians.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • March 18, 2022

    group of 13 students poses outdoors next to sign for Common Ground Relief Wetlands.

    Students help communities during spring break

    RIT students planted trees in Louisiana, revitalized farms and greenhouses in West Virginia, and repaired hiking trails in Georgia and Virginia as projects during this year’s Alternative Break.

  • March 17, 2022

    white clover plants.

    RIT scientists part of massive study on clover showing urbanization drives adaptive evolution

    RIT contributed to a massive study on a tiny roadside weed that shows urbanization is leading to adaptive evolution at a global scale. As part of the Global Urban Evolution Project (GLUE) project, scientists from 160 cities across six continents collected more than 110,000 samples of white clover plants in urban, suburban, and rural areas to study urbanization’s effects on the plants.

  • February 15, 2022

    two students hugging in front of school lockers.

    Rochester Prep High School students share their capstone experience

    One highlight of the RIT-Rochester Prep High School Partnership is the annual capstone showcase that spotlights student-professor collaborations. Their diverse projects in photojournalism, antibiotic resistance, 3D printing and fabrication, and chemical engineering gave the students experience on a college campus and the confidence of completing undergraduate-level material.

  • 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.