an e-newsletter for students and alumni of saint michael's biology department

   Volume 1, Issue 1
                                                                               Fall 2007
Welcome to this inaugural edition of Saint Michael's Biology Department e-newsletter, Biology Matters!  We hope you enjoy reading about our latest ventures; this is an exciting time for our students, faculty and alumni. Please follow the links below to learn about the faculty-student research projects that took place this past summer, our latest offering of the Tropical Ecology course in Costa Rica, our new General Biology lab program focusing on conservation of the threatened sandplain forest, and a major National Science Foundation grant awarded to one of our faculty, Professor Mark Lubkowitz. Our e-newsletter will be sent out twice per year, fall and spring, and in each edition, we will profile a biology major (see the Student Spotlight of Jeff White at right) and/or an alumnus/a of the biology department. We would love to hear from alumni with updates on careers and activities.

Valerie Banschbach
Chair, Department of Biology

In This Issue:

Student Spotlight

Jeff White '08
Durham, CT


"I've had the fortune to see a research project through, from applying for funding to presenting and hopefully becoming published."



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Saint Michael's College | Department of Biology

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