Heidi Elmendorf an Associate professor in Georgetown College’s biology department, is being honored as the 2014 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s District of Columbia Professor of the Year.
Scientists have identified thousands of species of microbes that live in and on the human body. Although microbes can cause disease and infections in humans, they aren’t always harmful. Assistant Professor of Biology Shaun Brinsmade is looking at when and how microbes turn from harmless to harmful.
Amy Battocletti was honored by the National Science Foundation as a grad student-veteran and for her studies in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field. She received an NSF graduate research fellowship to study genetic variation in salt march plants. She is currently a second year graduate student and was previously a aerographer’s mate with the US Navy.
Neurobiology major Sarah Waye (C '15) recently received a Goldwater Scholarship. Building on the research she has done in Christopher Albanese’s lab, Waye is looking ahead to doctoral programs in stem cell and regenerative biology, planning a career teaching and conducting research.