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. Each year students present their field, internship and thesis work at the annual St. Joseph’s College Undergraduate Research Symposium (sjcugresearch.wordpress.com). Several students’ work has been recognized by regional and national scientific organizations.

Chemoreceptor Physiology, Chronobiology Adviser
Chemoreceptor Physiology 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
Metabolic Disruption in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Metabolic Regulation of Neoplasms Dr. Frank Antonawich
DNA-based Sensors for the Detection of Carcinogens Dr. Tetyana Delaney
Biofilm Biology, Antibiotic Production and Resistance, History of Microbiology Dr. Michael Hanophy 
Apoptotic Effects on Cell Signaling Pathways in Cancer Cells; Using Cell and Molecular Biological Techniques to Study Receptor Activation in Cancer Cells Dr. Valerie Giordano
Marine Biology: Cephalopod Defense Mechanisms- including Arm Regeneration, Camouflage and Inking. Dr. Heather Bennett
Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes and Invertebrates Dr. Kestrel Perez