Biology major Heather Hook ’14 spent her summer as one of two interns for Pfizer Corporation; the world’s largest research based pharmaceutical company. She was given a $5,000 stipend and a project examining cell line stability.
The 2013 Murray Symposium will feature Dr. Charlotte Berkes, assistant professor of biology, as she presents her research titled: “Exploration of Microbial Sending Mechanisms in the Amoeba Dictyostelium discoidium.” She will speak on Friday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m. in Cascia Hall.
“Our New Age of Prenatal Genetic Testing: Lessons from Down Syndrome” is the subject of keynote speaker Dr. Brian Skotko, M.D., M.P.P., co-director of Massachusetts General Hospital Down Syndrome Program and leading authority on medical genetics, including prenatal testing and Down Syndrome. Dr. Skotko will speak on Thursday, November 7 at the Merrimack College Brave New Biology Symposium at 3:00 p.m. in Cascia Hall. Students, faculty, staff and friends are all invited to attend.