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Alumni Spotlight

John G. Thomas G'69 Participates in Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 47 Years After Finishing Degree

May 12, 2016
Dr. Thomas, who earned an M.S. in microbiology and a Ph.D. in virology, went on to become an international educator and global microbiologist, specializing in medical biofilms research.

Oncologist Michael Kurman '73 a Driving Force Behind Syracuse's Biology Advisory Board

Sep 2, 2014
Kurman, who earned a bachelor's degree in Biology at SU in 1973, traces his interest in oncology to Professor Thomas Arygis, a Syracuse biologist who instilled in him a passion for undergraduate research.

Andrew Frisina '11 Credits Career Success to Diverse Education

Aug 6, 2014
Frisina, who majored in Psychology and minored in Biology at SU, is now a clinical research manager in Florida. He says that he is most thankful for the attentive and creative educators who helped him to find his career aspirations and helped him to pave a path to achieve them.

Tesia Kim '13 Shines as 'Teach For America' Science Teacher

Jul 30, 2014
Kim, who graduated from SU magna cum laude with a Biology major and a Nutrition minor, received the Distinction of Biology Award Certificate for Scholarship and Research Achievement as an undergraduate. Since graduation, Kim has been sharing her love of science with Chicago high school students.

Vincent Covelli '07 is Poised for Success in Medicine

Jul 29, 2014
Covelli, a former Biochemistry major at SU, remembers Syracuse University's 'passionate' faculty. After graduating from SU, Covelli went on to earn an M.D., and then served a three-year residency, followed by his current fellowship at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Rosa Leon '14 Awarded Diversity Research Supplement

Jul 17, 2014
Leon, who graduated from SU with a dual major in Biology and Neuroscience, received a diversity supplement to Sandra and James Hewett's NIH grant, which allows her to continue research begun as an undergraduate in the Hewett's lab. Leon thanks her faculty mentors for her success.

Desmond Ebanks '80 Specializes in 'Age Management Medicine'

Jul 9, 2014
Ebanks, a former dual major in Biology and Psychology at SU, is the founder and medical director of Alternity Healthcare, an innovative Connecticut-based medical practice which seeks to prevent disease and optimize health. Ebanks believes that getting older doesn't necessarily mean "aging."

Jennifer Lawson '14 Credits SU Biology for Making Her 'Professionally Competitive'

Jul 3, 2014
Lawson, a dual Biotechnology and Economics major at SU, attributes landing a medical research position in Boston to the education and networking opportunities she gained from SU. "The Department of Biology guided my career," she says. Lawson credits her time in the lab of Ramesh Raina, professor and chair of Biology, to making her more professionally competitive.

Dr. Alicia Carroll '88 Charts Impressive Path

Jun 26, 2014
Carroll, a former Biology major at SU and A&S Class Marshal, is now the owner of a successful ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery center in North Carolina. In 2006, she was among a handful of alumni to receive the prestigious Chancellor's Citation, awarded to alumni ages 40 or younger who have distinguished themselves in the area of civic service or various professional fields.



View the online editions of BIO@SU, the magazine for Syracuse University Biology Alumni and Friends:
BIO@SU - Fall 2016
BIO@SU - Summer 2015
BIO@SU - Winter 2013-2014
BIO@SU - Fall 2012

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Biology at Syracuse University, 1872–2010
A vivid historical portrait of the Biology Department, written by professor emeritus, Dr. H. Richard Levy, this 368-page book includes dozens of period photos, as well as profiles of many former and current department members who have shaped the department over nearly 14 decades.

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