Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences – News
March 12, 2020
How does the coronavirus test work? 5 questions answered
The Conversation asks Maureen Ferran, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about what the test for coronavirus does and who should get it.
February 25, 2020
Student to Student: Brittle stars
While interested in science, Alexandria Shumway had never heard of bioinformatics before attending RIT. But after branching out and trying a new major, she discovered it was the perfect fit.
February 20, 2020
Most bacteria found on touch screens is resistant to antibiotics, RIT study finds
WROC-TV talks to Professor André Hudson, head of the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about antibiotic-resistant bacteria found on touch screens.
February 18, 2020
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.
January 14, 2020
Student to Student: Sustainable systems
By researching sustainable systems today, RIT student Ibrahim Cisse hopes to make an impact in the world tomorrow.
December 17, 2019
Student to Student: Antibiotic resistant bacteria
After attending the College and Careers program at RIT, Kaylee Steiner discovered the Biotechnology program and realized it was more closely aligned with her interests.
December 12, 2019
RIT genomics lab, Golisano Autism Center flourishing one year after receiving state grant
WROC-TV talks to Nicole Cavanaugh, a biotechnology and molecular bioscience student, and Larry Buckley, associate dean in the College of Science, about the impact of RIT's genomics lab.
December 3, 2019
RIT gifted 177-acre estate to expand research, educational offerings
RIT will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields. Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.
December 3, 2019
RIT researchers turning to photodynamic therapy to beat cancer
WROC-TV talks to Maureen Ferran, associate professor of biology, about a technique to fight human papillomavirus, or HPV.
October 3, 2019
Student Spotlight: Pursuing research opportunities in Germany
Alexandria Shumway was selected to do research abroad over the summer through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) RISE program, or German Academic Exchange Service. Through this program, the fifth-year bioinformatics and computational biology (BS) and bioinformatics (MS) student traveled to Kiel, Germany, to complete her research at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel.
October 2, 2019
Student to Student: Degradation of blended polymers
Abby Rolston became aware of the amount of plastic waste that is thrown away each day while working as a veterinary assistant. Today her research is focused on the degradation of blended polymers provided by the Packaging Science Department at RIT.
September 25, 2019
Some tea bags may shed billions of microplastics per cup
CBC News talks to Matthew Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, and Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about microplastics.