Biological Sciences

Scholarship Q&A: Cindy Alms ’17, Biological Sciences

As the academic year draws to a close, we thought we might take the time to introduce you to some of our Alumni Association Scholarship recipients. Today, we hear from Cindy Alms ’17, biological sciences. Name: Cindy Alms Major/Minor: Biological Sciences/Mathematics Grad Year: 2017 Extracurriculars: Cross country and track team, Couple and Family Relationships Lab, RAC staff member, Peer Advisor in the Office of Academic and Pre-professional Advising, Scribe at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, SUCCESS Peer Volunteer Why did you decide to attend UMBC? UMBC is a strong STEM school and I love how students really care about their academic work. I value a quality education,… Continue Reading Scholarship Q&A: Cindy Alms ’17, Biological Sciences

Scholarship Q&A: Sarah Bach ’16, Biological Sciences

As the academic year draws to a close, we thought we might take the time to introduce you to some of our Alumni Association Scholarship recipients. Let’s hear from Sarah Bach ’16, biological sciences, who received an Alumni Legacy Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year. Name: Sarah Bach Major: Biological Sciences Grad Year: 2016 Extracurriculars: Global Brigades Dental Program, Pre-Dental Society Why did you decide to attend UMBC? I chose UMBC because of its strong STEM program. I was also impressed by the amount of undergraduate opportunities in research. At many other schools that I toured, research was limited to graduate students. My dad also attended UMBC! What’s been the… Continue Reading Scholarship Q&A: Sarah Bach ’16, Biological Sciences

Career Q&A: Nilusha Jayasinghe ’13, biological sciences and Spanish, M.S. ’15 applied molecular biology

Every so often, we’ll chat with an alum about what they do and how they got there. Today we’re talking with Nilusha Jayasinghe ’13, biological sciences and Spanish, M.S. ’15 applied molecular biology, about her work as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health. Name: Nilusha Jayasinghe Job Title: Intramural Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health Major/Minor: Undergrad: Biology and Spanish, Grad: Applied Molecular Biology (AMB) Grad Year: Undergrad: 2013, Grad: 2015 Tell me a little about the research project you’re involved in at NIH. I study the genetics of blood and lymph vessel development and differentiation during vertebrate development using the model… Continue Reading Career Q&A: Nilusha Jayasinghe ’13, biological sciences and Spanish, M.S. ’15 applied molecular biology

Meet the Newest Alums: Schuster, Hester, Owusu-Boaitey, and Hawkins

UMBC is always full of hard-working people who aspire to do great things, and the class of 2014 is no exception. Today, we wanted to share with you what some of our recent graduates are planning to do with their Retriever education. For seven of her eight semesters at UMBC, Kat Schuster, theatre, dedicated her time to the costume shop on campus. A Linehan Artist Scholar, she has been recognized by the theatre department, local theatre companies and their audiences. While aiding younger students through UMBC Residential Life and the Wilde Lake High School Theatre Department, Schuster was awarded the… Continue Reading Meet the Newest Alums: Schuster, Hester, Owusu-Boaitey, and Hawkins

Outstanding Alumnus: Isaac Kinde ’05

Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing you to this year’s Alumni Award winners. The UMBC Alumni Association proudly honors distinguished alumni and faculty for their accomplishments and dedication to UMBC. Today we’re talking with Isaac Kinde ‘05, biological science, about his research with cancer diagnostics.  Name: Isaac Kinde ’05, biological science Title: M.D./Ph.D. Candidate, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Award Category: Rising Star Q: Please tell us a little about why you chose to attend UMBC and what, if any, involvement you have with the university currently. The Meyerhoff Program was the most important reason why I chose… Continue Reading Outstanding Alumnus: Isaac Kinde ’05

Round-Up: UMBC in the News, 3/7

One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community. President Hrabowski Participates in Launch of White House Initiative Karan Odom and Kevin Omland, Biological Sciences, Make Headlines for Bird Song Research Eugene Schaffer and Jonathan Singer, Education, in Capital News Service Dave Marcotte, Public Policy, on The Kojo Nnamdi Show Dr. Rick Forno discusses data breaches on WEAA Check out all the other great campus news… Continue Reading Round-Up: UMBC in the News, 3/7

The Joy in Discovery: Paula Whittington '01

Newly published research by former Meyerhoff Scholar Paula Whittington ’01, biological sciences, could help women with breast cancer. Read more in the Winter 2009 issue of UMBC Magazine…

The Joy in Discovery: Paula Whittington ’01

Newly published research by former Meyerhoff Scholar Paula Whittington ’01, biological sciences, could help women with breast cancer. Read more in the Winter 2009 issue of UMBC Magazine…

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