World Class Faculty Engaging Students in Collaborative Research
Katy Dye, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, is part of an international team leading the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. Dye focuses on two aspects of the Ebola virus life cycle: virus replication within infected cells and entry of Ebola virus into cells. Claire McGrath, C’15, Rosa Vicente, C’15, and Julie Hestand, C’15, worked with Dye. The students engineered special cells in which a key biochemical pathway as inactivated. The team then sends those cells to Dye’s collaborators at USAMRIID at Fort Detrick in nearby Frederick, MD.
Students begin at Mount St. Mary's University with our nationally recognized Veritas Program, which includes a liberal arts and professional focus.
We add in our Catholic legacy that shapes every part of our academic program, and makes the Mount St. Mary's education impressive to future employers, friends and family. Our methods mold students into well-rounded individuals who are fully prepared to take on the future.
The Mount challenges students to search for truth and meaning. Professors empower students with critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills which help to navigate a rapidly changing world. Students learn from experts in their fields who make them their highest priority. We study the classics and learn by experience, from conducting scientific research to studying abroad in foreign lands.
At the Mount, faith and learning come together inside and outside the classroom: students participate in an ongoing dialogue that nourishes the heart and mind. In the end, students simply gain more: a greater sense of self, a personal standard of values and ethics and the skills and experience to lead a life of integrity.