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Kelly DeToy '07 accepted to MD/MPH program at SUNY Stony Brook

Kelly DeToy
Kelly DeToy '07 recently learned that she has been accepted to the MD/MPH program at SUNY Stony Brook. Kelly conducted several research projects during her time at Bard and was interested in parasitology. She was also an ace at Boggle. Since graduation, she has been working as a research technician at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University. We congratulate Kelly on this well-deserved achievement.

Student begins internship at health department

Cameron Ogg, a Bard biology major, has just begun an internship at the Dutchess County Department of Health where she will be working on monitoring cases of tick-borne diseases in the county. Ogg will also be helping to organize a spring conference to educate local health care providers about emerging diseases in the Hudson Valley.

Bard hosts Hudson Valley biology meeting

Bard College's biology department recently hosted the biannual meeting of Hudson Valley biologists. Professor John Ferguson hosted the event, which brought together research students and faculty from Bard, Vassar College, Marist College, and SUNY New Paltz.

Highlights of Activities at the Bard College Field Station 2008-2009

For more information download this file: field station activities 2008.doc

NSF grant awarded to Keesing and Tibbetts

Bard biology professors Felicia Keesing and Mike Tibbetts, together with colleagues at several institutions, recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to study anaplasmosis, an emerging infectious disease of humans. The researchers will be determining the role of particular host species in infecting ticks with the bacterium that causes anaplasmosis, conducting large-scale field experiments, developing mathematical models of the transmission of this disease, and working with the Dutchess County Department of Health to monitor incidence and educate local health care providers about the disease. Each year, several undergraduates will be conducting research on the project.

Professor Johns publishes paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Assistant Professor of Biology Philip Johns and his colleagues, including Visiting Research Professor Ken Howard, recently published a paper in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences The National Science Foundation issued a major press release about the work, which helps explain a long-standing puzzle in evolutionary biology. To see a slideshow about the work, check out http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsmedia/termites/.
Website: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/10/02/0907961106.full.pdf+html
For more information download this file: termites_f1.jpg

Biology senior publishes article in local newspaper

Biology senior publishes article in local newspaper

Samantha Root wrote a general science article for the Poughkeepsie Journal about the invasive algae "rock snot" that is appearing in New York streams.  She has been studying what controls the spread of this algae (Didymosphenia geminata) for her senior project.

Website: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201009120600/NEWS04/9120351

Distinguished Scientist Scholarship Applications 2012-2013

All current students concentrating in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics or physics are eligible to apply for a Distinguished Scientist Scholar (DSS) Award. These awards are given to exceptional students who have distinguished themselves academically in one of the disciplines in the division of Science, Mathematics and Computing.Please note that this is a very competitive process and only a few awards will be given out each year. Please download the application guidelines for further information.
For more information download this file: DSS application memo 12-13.pdf