Scholarly Biology Research

Many St. Joseph’s students receive National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health grants, as well as acceptance into a number of prestigious facilities throughout the country, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University and Columbia University's Biosphere 2 Program in Arizona.

Beginning junior year, all majors start preparing a thesis on original research under the direction of a faculty adviser. Students then identify an experimental problem to be developed and delineated in their senior year thesis. Several students’ work has been recognized by regional and national scientific organizations and many students have presented their papers at colleges, universities and scientific societies.

Biology Faculty Research


Cellular Growth Control Mechanisms
Dr. Carol Hayes
Using the Molecular Biology of Development to Analyze the Activity of Steroid Hormones and Their Mimics
Dr. Moira Royston
Restoration of the Long Island Shellfish.
Population, the Eutrophication of the Great Patchogue Lake, the Biological Properties of Medicinal Plants.
Dr. Mohammad Afzul Rana
Apoptosis in Neurodegenerative Disease, Cellular Regulation of Neoplasms Dr. Frank Antonawich
DNA-based Sensors for the Detection of Carcinogens Dr. Tetyana Delaney
Microbial Ecology, Antibiotic Production and Resistance Dr. Michael Hanophy 
Mode of Cell Surface Receptor Activation Dr. Giordano
Thesis Abstracts, Thesis Proposals Students

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