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Q & A with a biology major





Gregory Keefe '10

Hometown: Belchertown, MA

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What has your Saint Michael's experience, particularly your experience as a biology major, been like?

My experience as a Biology major at Saint Michael�s College has been both challenging and enjoyable. The professors expose students to a wealth of scientific facts and theories through lecture, discussion, and laboratory formats. I feel as though I have learned a lot of important information here, but I was forced to apply this information in new and practical manners. I consider this to be the root of a strong biological education, and it will provide me with the necessary skills in order to pursue a successful future in the scientific community.

What additional activities did you pursue related to the biology major?

As a student in Genetics, I became very interested in a phenomenon known as Transcription Associated Mutation (TAM). Due to the intimate classroom setting provided by Saint Michael�s College, I was able to pursue my interest and conduct laboratory research with Professor Lippert and a fellow student, Samantha Hidy. This research has provided me with the experience of applying all of my knowledge gained at Saint Michael�s College collectively, in order to further my understanding and to produce a finished product.

What are your post-graduate plans?

I am currently studying for the MCAT, which I plan to take in July. I hope to be enrolled in a Medical School for 2011. Until then, I will be working as an orderly at Holyoke Medical Center, close to my home in Massachusetts.




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