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University of DelawareJanuary / February 2014
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2013 Year In Review Photos
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2013 Year In Review


Here are some highlights . . . .


 2013 Dr. Arnold Clark Memorial Lecture

April 3, 2013




2013 Clark Lecturer

Dr. Elaine Ostrander






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Dr. Elaine A. Ostrander and Dr. & Mrs. Howard Hudson







Clark Lecture Reception

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Linda Dion, Robert Ketcham and Dr. Patricia DeLeon









Dr. Howard Hudson speaking with students at the Clark Lecture Reception.






2013 Biological Sciences Convocation
Biology Sign  
Convocation 2013 Spkr
Dr. David Smith and Dr. David Haley, Distinguished Alumnus Speaker for the Department of Biological Sciences 2013 Convocation.

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Fahmy Mamuya, Dr. Melinda Duncan and David Scheiblin

Sharmila Chatterjee and Dr. Ulhas Naik
Cooper and Undergrads
Dr. Carlton Cooper congratulating a group of 2013 Graduates.
Convocation 2013
Kahina Ghanem and Dr. Gary Laverty
Congratulations to the 2013 Biological Sciences Graduating Class!!
Alumni Weekend - June 2013
Wolf Hall decorated for Alumni Weekend's Biological Sciences Showcase.
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Dr. Seung Hong, alumnus Dr. Ranjan Mukherjee, and Dr. Gary Laverty spending time catching up.
Graduate Student Nadezda Stepicheva showing sea urchins to Showcase visitors.
Dr. Ian Stewart hosting a table at the Showcase.
Dr. Roger Wagner presents "Imaging Biology" in Wolf 100.
Other Happenings in 2013....
Dr. Robert Hodson and YoUDee at the UD Picnic.
Grp Photo ArtsSciences Awards


Four faculty members from Biological Sciences were recognized at the College of Arts & Sciences Alumni and Faculty Awards Ceremony. 

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Dr. David Smith received the Lifetime Service Award, Dr. Salil Lachke was named 2012 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences and received the Alcon Research Institute 2013 Young Investigator Grant, Dr. Florence Schmieg received the Excellence in Advising Award, and Dr. Jennifer Nauen was promoted to associate professor. 

Graduate Student Dylan Audette consults with Undergrad Princess Gardenio regarding her poster presentation to Undergrads Joytsana Danawade and Megan McGrath.
HHMI Grp Photo

University of Delaware Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) Undergraduate Science Education Program where students participated at the Experimental Biology Meetings which were held in Boston, Massachusetts in April.

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Allison McCague (Honorable Mention), Christine Dang, Megan Dumas, Monica Pirigyi, Helen Schmidt, Laura Powell, Zachary March (Honorable Mention), and Nicholas Lombardi

(Not Shown: Kahina Ghanem)

Dr. Randall Duncan presenting the 2013 Stetson Award to Kelsie Landis.
Seminar hosted by Tri Beta.

2013 Graduate Orientation

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Fracyne Kubaski, Miho Maedo, and Sencer Tektas

2013 Graduate Orientation
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Katherine Robbins, Archana Siddam and Soma Dash
Post Doc Anne Terrell speaking at the 2013 Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO).
2013 BGSA Pumpkin Carving Contest
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Abish Regmi, Megan Carpenter, Brandy (Haines) Menges and Fahmy Mamuya
Graduate Student JB Lubin working as an exhibitor for University of Delaware at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Biological Sciences Office Staff enjoying an evening of Christmas caroling at the Christiana Hospital.





Department of Biological Sciences
2014 Calendars
Still Available - $5.00 ea. 

Contact Info

Pamela Vari 

Department of Biological Sciences