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Undergraduate Seminar Series


Throughout the semester, the School of Natural Science and Mathematics hosts speakers to present their research or provide an informative lecture on their field of study. These speakers are current students recommended by the faculty, alumni who come back and share their experiences after the Mount, or other members of the Mount community. To schedule a presentation, please contact the Dean's office at 301-447-6826.


Dr. Robert Buckheit, Jr.

rFounder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer on ImQuest BioSciences
September 9, 2014

Dr. Buckheit talked with a full room of students eager students awaiting his presentation on his career choices and his company ImQuest BioSciences. His talk explained that path he took in order to become the founder and president of his company but also the purpose of his company.The company is dedicated to providing technical and professional support for the development of a broad spectrum of therapeutic agents and topical microbicides.

 


Rob Sabo, C’11

rbPh.D. student at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
October 3, 2014

Mr. Sabo presented his research to a sellout crowd on the third floor of the Coad Science building titled “Hydrologic and Biogeochemical controls of atmospheric nitrate export in a temperate forest watershed.” He explained that understanding the hydrology and biogeochemistry of these ecosystems will be instrumental in accomplishing Bay clean-up goals and ensuring the proper management/preservation of forests.


Sadie Winship, C'12

sadieStudent at Kent State School of Podiatric Medicine
November 7, 2014

Sadie spoke with students about podiatry and her personal experiences in the field. Her presentation was titled “Podiatry: One Step at a Time.” She explained how podiatry is a good career for people who do not want to go to medical school but still want to help people while still being in the medical field. She added how much she enjoyed her encounters with many different types of people during her work.


Jabril Johnson

jabrilDoctoral Student at Howard University
November 12, 2014

Jabril examined cancer genetics concerning the dilemma of the prostate: a health disparity among high-risk ethnicities. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men in most western populations, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death among U.S. men. Jabril explained however, the mortality of African-American men 40–60 years of age from prostate cancer is almost threefold greater than that of white men of the same age.

 

 


Tyler Mummert, C'11
tyler

Student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
November 21, 2014

Tyler’s presentation focused around his experiences abroad in osteopathic medicine that he had working with the Physicians for Humanity: Domestic and International Outreach organization. The subject of most of his patients abroad was related to fighting against leprosy. Physicians for Humanity, simply stated, is a community of socially and globally concerned individuals dedicated to a just practice of medicine that serves those most in need with love and compassion.


Cara Deegan, C'15

Profile image of Cara Deegan DeeganBiology Major
May 2, 2014

Cara had the pleasure of shadowing Dr. Christine Anderson Thomas at her practice, Emmitsburg Physician Care Inc. Dr. Anderson Thomas is a family physician and she specializes in Addiction Medicine. Cara's presentation focused on her experience working in the office as a whole and how she coped with common issues seen in family medicine.


Hap Harrington, C'98

Hap HarringtonEmployee at Abbvie, a pharmaceutical sales and research company
April 25, 2014

The focus of Hap's talk was on the integrated healthcare brand team. His goal was to provide students with more information about pharmaceutical job opportunities outside of sales. Abbvie is committed to the discovery and advancement of innovative therapies and assists in meeting the health needs of people around the world.


Dr. Turner presenting dataDr. Michael Turner & Dr. Katy Dye

Dr. Michael Turner, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Dr. Katy Dye, Assistant Professor of Biology
March 21, 2014

Dr. Turner and Dr. Dye presented their research projects that are conducted in their laboratories in the COAD Science building.

Turner_DyeDr. Turner's laboratory strives to better understand the holistic influence individual miRNAs have on an organism by validating predicted miRNA targets.

The Dye Lab takes a molecular and cellular biology approach to analyzing viruses and the way that viruses affect the cells they infect.


Bennett Myers, C'09

Bennett Myers in the classroomM.D. Candidate, University of Maryland
February 7, 2014

Bennett's presentation focused on the path to medical school and the application process. He shared insight into what he felt made him a competitive candidate in the medical school application process. Following graduation from medical school, Bennett plans to pursue a residency in Emergency Medicine.

 

 
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