News & Events

Congratulations to our Biochemistry Class of 2020 Early Action admitted students!  We would love to meet you at our Early Action Candidates’ Weekend February 12th & 13th!   At this weekend, we share information about the major, the many research opportunities available with our faculty, and we have current students present to chat with you about their Villanova experience.  If you can’t make it to this weekend, but want to learn more about ‘Nova Biochemistry, please feel free to contact one of the program co-directors.

Anna and Dr. Eggler at SFRBM!

Anna and Dr. Eggler at SFRBM!

November 2015: Dr. Aimee Eggler and Ms. Anna Briker (Biochemistry, 2017), pictured above, traveled to Boston to attend the 2015 Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SFRBM) and present their work.  Well done!

To our current Biochemistry students:  If you are looking for a research opportunity outside Villanova this summer, remember to keep an eye on our Facebook page.  We will post external program information there as it is received.   Information about Villanova's summer research program will be available early Spring semester!

October 2015  We are always proud of our Biochemistry graduates! The outcomes of our 2015 Biochemistry graduates have been compiled. Every 2015 graduate is employed, in a graduate program, in the military (following ROTC at Villanova), in medical school, or in law school.  See the details here

August 2015  Dr. Elaine Youngman and co-investigators Drs. Dennis Wykoff, James Wilson, and Todd Jackman are the recipients of a National Science Foundation MRI (Major Research Instrumentation) Program grant.   Read more about the funded proposal, Acquisition of an Illumina MiSeq for Education and Research, here.  Congratulations!

August 2015 The Wykoff lab has published their work, “A paralog of the phosphomutase-like gene family in Candida glabrata, CgPmu2, gained broad-range phosphatase activity due to a small number of clustered substitutions” in the Biochemical Journal.   Read more about it here.  Well done!

August 2015  Congratulations to Dr. Janice Knepper, who has recently published a paper entitled, “Recombinant pigment epithelium-derived factor PEDF binds vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1 and 2” in In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal, with student co-author Erin Johnston, and former faculty member Mary Kay Francis 

July 2015 Congrats to Dr. Aimee Eggler and her lab on their publication in Toxicology Letters, "Comparison of human Nrf2 antibodies: A tale of two proteins." with student authors Zach Kemmerer (Masters, Chemistry, 2014), Nicholas Ader (BS, Biochemistry and Biology, 2015), and Sarah Mulroy (BS, Biochemistry 2014).  Well done!

July 2015:  Kudos to our recently graduated seniors!   As part of our ASBMB-accredited program, seniors can have their degrees certified through an ASBMB exam.  Our graduating class of 2015 performed above the national average for both earning certified degrees and earning certification with distinction.  Excellent work, Class of 2015!

July 2015:  Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Kraut, the recipent of an NSF RUI grant! The project, entitled the "Effect of Substrate Polyubiquitination on Proteasomal Unfolding Ability," will be funded for the next three years in the amount of $411,380.  Congratulations on this wonderful acheivement!   

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