News & Events

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January: Congratulations Early Action Biochemistry students of the Class of 2021!  We hope to meet you at Early Action Candidates' Weekend in February!

August: It’s the ‘Nova Biochemistry triple threat!  Drs. Jim Wilson, Dennis Wykoff and Matt Youngman together published their work on the Salmonella iprA gene.  Kudos to recent Biochemistry alumna Alexandra Kinnally for her contribution to the work!  Read more about it!

August:  The Wykoff lab, along with Dr. Amanda Grannas of Chemistry, have published work on the thiamine signal transduction pathway in yeast.  Awesome job!  


August: Kudos to the Kraut lab!  Their work on the proteasome has been published. Undergraduate Biochemistry students Gia Chirico, William Dewey, and Katelyn Bard all contributed to the work.   Well done!   

June: Well done Bamezai Lab!  Their work investigating B cell development has been published in PloS One.  Congrats!

May: Congratulations to Dr. Eydiejo Kurchan and colleagues who were recently awarded a University award for their work in the Life Safety Box project! Read more about the work below. In addition to her roles as staff chemist and safety officer in the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Kurchan helps to coordinate the Biochemistry labs and is a Biochemistry lab instructor. Well done!

May: Congratulations to Dr. Aimee Eggler for winning the 2016 Villanova University Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

April: Congratulations to the Biochemistry majors honored at the recent Silvestri Day celebration!

Anna Briker: Outstanding Junior Biochemistry Student Award; presented by Chemistry Department; Awarded to an Outstanding Junior Biochemistry Student.

Jake Prus: Outstanding Senior Biochemistry Student; presented by Chemistry Department; Awarded to an Outstanding Senior Biochemistry Student.

Jani Swiatek: American Institute of Chemists Award (Biochemistry); Awarded to Outstanding Senior Biochemistry Student.

Nicholas Janigian: Biochemistry Award for Leadership and Service.

Rishi Chauhan: Rosalind Franklin Award – College Medallion in Biochemistry Awarded Based on Highest GPA in Biochemistry.

Ryan Allen: POLYED Outstanding Achievement in Organic Chemistry; Awarded to an Outstanding Sophomore Organic Chemistry Student

April: Congratulations to Senior Biochemistry major Rishi Chauhan who has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship!  Rishi will be part of the ETA program this coming year in South Korea.  Well done, Rishi!

EB meeting

April: Members of the Kraut, Selinsky, and Youngman labs presented their work at the national 2016 Experimental Biology Meeting San Diego.  Pictured at left are students Eden Reichard, Giavonna Cherico, Stephanie Neumann, and Caytlin Nichols.  Well done!

April:  Dr. Janice Knepper and her students recently presented their work at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting in New Orleans. Congratulations to senior Jani Swiatek, who won an honorable mention at the Undergraduate Student Caucus!

April: Kudos to junior Biochemistry major Jorna Sojati - she has been awarded a competitive Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad! Congratulations!

Dr. Gisela Storz will give the inaugural lecture in the Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Storz

We proudly announce the newly established Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series funded through a kind donation to the program.  We are honored that Dr. Gisela Storz of the NIH is our inaugural speaker.  Her talk is entitled, “The genes that were missed:  intricate regulation provided by small RNAs and small proteins.”

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!

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