In this interview, Dr. Lopatkin talks to us about antibiotic resistance, computational biology, and mentorship in the lab.
We strongly encourage students to get involved in research during the summer, academic year, or both. For many students, research is one of the most intellectually rewarding experiences at Barnard. When unpaid research is conducted during the academic year, students can receive academic credit for working in a laboratory at Barnard or anywhere else in New York City. Research can be conducted during any (or all) semesters of the major, and during the summer.
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Each year, our department funds innovative summer research projects thanks to the Donald and Nancy Ritchie, Edna Henry Bennett, Maura Shannon Barrett, and Herbert Maule Richards grants. Here, we introduce this year's recipients of these grants and their summer projects: Hannah Prensky, Tamima Sultana, Isabella Villa Real Seabra, and Vivian Zhao.
In this article, Professor Miranda, Rondeau ’18, and Ibáñez de Garayo ’20 — who contributed significantly as part of her senior thesis research — investigate “rational repurposing,” which is the repurposing of currently used drugs for new treatments after uncovering new molecular activities within them.
Biology alums Sophia Liu and Alice Sardarian sit down with us to discuss their summer 2020 publication and how research at Barnard prepared them for life beyond the 117th street gates.
This research investigates the genetic makeup of Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV), a form of the herpes virus which is usually latent, meaning it lies dormant in the body until encountering circumstances that allow it to be expressed.
A postdoctoral fellow in the Bauer Lab, Dr. Louise Urien joins us today to discuss her work and what it's like to be a part of the Bauer lab.
Today, Hannah Prensky (BC '22) joins us to discuss her contributions to research on the importance of conjugation dynamics as well as what it's like to work as a research assistant under the guidance of Professor Allison Lopatkin.
On March 30, biological sciences professor John Glendinning published new research in the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology.
A year after COVID-19 became a national emergency, a campus-run project to monitor coronavirus in wastewater is part of a multi-pronged effort to keep the community safe during the pandemic.
The paper builds on the research Lopatkin conducts in her lab, which aims to understand how microbial populations develop resistance and how to combat those mutations.
Today, Olivia Anastasio, Lena Kogan (BC '19), Abby Ryckman (BC '18), and Nicole Rondeau (BC '18) join us to discuss what drives them as scientists and who they are outside of Altschul.
Faculty and Student Spotlights
Four students studying environmental science, neuroscience, economics, and biology share what it means to pursue STEM-based research at Barnard in a pandemic.
On the heels of winning the Charles H. Turner Award from the Animal Behavior Society, Sinclair shares how neuroscience combines her love for the humanities and the sciences.
In celebration of National Honey Bee Day (August 15), Professor Jonathan Snow chats with two mentees about the art of Barnard beekeeping, their buzziest facts, and more.
Three Beckman Scholars share their passion for STEM, Barnard mentors, and whether the pandemic has shifted their research focus.