Ahmed Elnaiem '16

Ahmed Elnaiem ’16

Growing as a Scientist

"Molecular biology was one of the most challenging but rewarding classes that I have taken. I feel that I have already grown as a scientist by taking it."

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Required Courses:

  • 6 chemistry; 5 biology
  • 1 interdisciplinary lab course
  • 2 mathematics; 2 physics
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Seminar Series

This series brings students and faculty together to discuss research in progress and hear talks by visiting scientists.

UPCOMING: Anthony R. Cillo '10, Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular Virology & Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, "Human Immunodeficiency Virus: persistence and curative strategies." Thursday, April 16 at noon in Trout Auditorium.

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Current majors and alumni, please take a moment to complete a program evaluation.

For students who want careers in the fast-advancing field of biomedicine, the cell biology and biochemistry program is a perfect fit.

You'll work with both biology and chemistry professors cloning genes, isolating proteins and purifying nucleic acids. Majors have undergraduate research opportunities usually afforded to graduate students. Bucknell's labs are outfitted with cool equipment, like atomic microscopes, mass spectrometers, including a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, and gas chromatography systems.

Did you Know?


Bucknell's biology and chemistry faculty members provide close, personal attention to students in the classroom and in the lab. The professors are active researchers who often invite students to become involved in their work.

Cell biology and biochemistry is an interdisciplinary program coordinated by faculty from the chemistry and biology departments.

The majority of courses in the program involve extensive laboratory experience.

Many cell biology and biochemistry students work in the cell culture laboratory, where they clone genes and purify and characterize nucleic acids and proteins.

The major requires five biology courses and six chemistry courses, as well as an interdepartmental biochemical methods course and a number of electives.

Because of the potential impact of this discipline on society, students must also take a course in which the social or ethical implications of biotechnology are considered.

Faculty Spotlight


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Marie Pizzorno

associate professor

Marie Pizzorno

I am a molecular virologist and I specifically study viruses that infect eukaryotes, or higher-order cells, that have a nucleus in them, such as in plants, animals, funguses and insects.

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David Rovnyak

associate professor

David Rovnyak

Advanced projects include countless hours of student-faculty interaction and go above and beyond the undergraduate curriculum with big rewards."

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Hands-On Experience


opportunities

Internships

Cell biology and biochemistry majors can gain career experience through summer internships. Recently, students have interned at:

  • Bucknell Department of Chemistry
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Mayo Clinic

research

Undergraduate Research

Most students in the cell biology and biochemistry program do independent research with faculty mentors. Many have their work published in peer-reviewed professional journals.

beyond bucknell

Study Abroad

Fall semester courses and summer fellowships are available at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass. Bucknell also offers a Virgin Islands marine science course. Students have recently studied abroad through programs in countries including:

  • Spain
  • Australia
  • South Africa

Office

Cell Biology/Biochemistry

216 Rooke Chemistry Bldg

Contact

T570.577.3137

Ecclapp@bucknell.edu


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