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Alumni Spotlight: Alexander Linares ’16

Alumni Spotlight: Alexander Linares ’16

What degree did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, minor in Diving Education What have you been doing since graduating from Barry? I was invited back to Woods Hole, Mass., to pursue a scientific diving internship in May of 2017 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) under the mentorship of dive safety officer, Ed O'Brien....

Barry’s Nicole Schtupak-Zernitsky named Outstanding Physician Assistant

Barry’s Nicole Schtupak-Zernitsky named Outstanding Physician Assistant

The PAper has recognized Barry University's Nicole Schtupak-Zernitsky, a 2012 Biology graduate from Barry's College of Arts and Sciences, as its outstanding physician assistant (PA) for the spring edition. Schtupak-Zernitsky, an adjunct professor in Barry University's Physician Assistant Program, works full time at Cleveland Clinic Florida in the...

IN HER OWN WORDS: Diana Cordero Dumit — Class of 2017

IN HER OWN WORDS: Diana Cordero Dumit — Class of 2017

Diana was accepted to MIT, Yale and Vanderbilt. She will be attending MIT in fall 2018 and received the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. There aren't enough words to describe the experiences I lived at Barry University and how they shaped me into the person I am today. When deciding on which university to attend, two things were of...

10th Annual S.T.E.M. Research Symposium

10th Annual S.T.E.M. Research Symposium

Barry community invited to 10th Annual S.T.E.M. Research Symposium Date: Friday, April 6Time: 9 am – noonLocation: Andreas 111 & 112 The research symposium aims to engage the Barry community in learning about and sharing the excitement of ongoing discoveries and research within the S.T.E.M. disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering...

Brian Walton presents guest lecture to Departments of Biology and Physical Sciences

Brian Walton presents guest lecture to Departments of Biology and Physical Sciences

Brian Walton, vice president and associate dean at St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, recently visited Barry University and spoke to faculty and students from the Departments of Biology and Physical Sciences. Walton's presentation covered the new doctorate program at one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for pediatric...

Barry students participate in STEAM Expo

Barry students participate in STEAM Expo

A group of Barry University students from the Departments of Fine Arts and Biology recently led an interactive exhibit on the structure and function of brain cells at the annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Expo at Miami Dade College. The STEAM EXPO is home to the South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair and...

Barry undergraduate students author book based on lab and research experiences

Barry undergraduate students author book based on lab and research experiences

What's a good way to reflect upon memorable experiences? Write about them. That's exactly what a group of 15 undergraduate students from Barry's College of Arts and Sciences recently did as it pertained to their research and hands-on experience in a cell biology lab course. The students — biology and chemistry majors — took the time to each write...

Dr. Brenda Schoffstall receives 2016 Linkage Fellows Award

Dr. Brenda Schoffstall receives 2016 Linkage Fellows Award

Dr. Brenda Schoffstall, associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a 2016 Linkage Fellows Award from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC). The award acknowledges Schoffstall's commitment to diversifying the biomedical scientific workforce. Through the Linkage Fellows...

Department of Biology hosts Summer Science Research Project for local high school students

Department of Biology hosts Summer Science Research Project for local high school students

Since 1995, Barry University's Department of Biology has helped shape the minds of students – and possibly future scientists – through its Summer Science Research Program (SSRP), a comprehensive, four-week research program that immerses high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in life science research while exposing them to the...

Biology Department hosts HIV researcher for its spring departmental seminar

Biology Department hosts HIV researcher for its spring departmental seminar

Barry's Department of Biology recently hosted Dr. Upal Roy, assistant professor in the Department of Immunology at Florida International University's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Roy's research is focused on developing targeted and effective therapies to combat HIV infection and progression. He spoke to students, faculty and staff about...

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