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Applications open for 2024 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Updated: November 13, 2023 | Tagged: , , , , ,

The application process for the 2024 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is now open.  The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship awards up to $7,000 to approximately 55 students nationwide pursuing a career related to the environment, Tribal public policy or healthcare. Interested applicants must apply with the help of their faculty representative. W&J’s faculty representative is Dr. Robert East,…

Dermatology goes viral: W&J graduate uses social media to share dermatology expertise

Updated: February 1, 2023 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (January 3, 2023) – Lindsey Zubritsky ‘10, M.D., FAAD, is grateful for the influence that Washington & Jefferson College had on her, and through social media, she is having quite the influence on others. Zubritsky, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in general medical, surgical, cosmetics, and pediatric dermatology, became a social media influencer on…

A team of W&J students led by Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore, Ph.D. works in the Allegheny National Forest in northwest Pennsylvania to monitor the health of ash trees affected by emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect from Asia that already has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees across the United States and Canada. Creative director Matt Michalko and graphic designer Cameron Haid pose with the crew after spending 2 days documenting their work.

Saving North American Ash: W&J research team studies effects of emerald ash borer in Allegheny National Forest

Updated: November 18, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (November 18, 2022)—In 2002, a hungry green beetle called the emerald ash borer (or EAB) made its way to North America, setting its sights and stomach on the continent’s ash trees. Insatiable and invasive, the southeast Asian insect seemed set to destroy all American ash, but a group of researchers at…

Rising senior Holly Troesch stands in blue, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium shirt and holds a small owl.

Holly Troesch

Updated: August 12, 2022 | Tagged: , ,
Rising senior Holly Troesch stands in blue, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium shirt and holds a small owl.

Monkeying around: biology major makes animal encounters educational in zoo internship

Updated: August 12, 2022 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (August 12, 2022)—Rising senior Holly Troesch works with a bunch of animals. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.

W&J rising senior April Bonifate sits at a desk with computer monitors displaying scans and smiles.

April Bonifate

Updated: July 26, 2022 | Tagged: , , ,
W&J rising senior April Bonifate sits at a desk with computer monitors displaying scans and smiles.

Something fishy: rising senior investigates aquatic parasite in Washington internship

Updated: July 26, 2022 | Tagged: , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (July 26, 2022)—Scientific discovery is pulling at the line of aquatic researchers in Washington state and W&J rising senior April Bonifate is helping them reel it in.

Cell and Molecular Biology

Updated: July 13, 2022 |

The Cell and Molecular Biology minor and major emphasis are focused on the study of the molecular basis of life. The program is designed for students interested in biology to develop deeper theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the rapidly developing field of cell and molecular biology. It is suited for undergraduates who are interested…