Students Working

Working closely with our faculty in the classroom and the laboratory is one way that the Department of Biology at Saint Joseph's University provides a personalized educational experience

Did You Know...

Almost 30% of graduating seniors conducted research with faculty members and presented their research at scientific meetings.

Student acceptances included schools such as the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- Rutgers, Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple Dental School, and Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Students have also been admitted to Ph.D. programs at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of North Carolina and Rutgers University.


Recent Departmental News

Saint Joseph’s University and Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Sign Affiliate Agreement

February 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2018) — Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that it has signed an articulation agreement with Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing that will provide priority admissions consideration for SJU students in Villanova’s BSN Express Program. The 14-month second degree program incorporates all of the standard components of Villanova’s […]

Biology professor, Dr. Karen Snetselaar, warns of the dangers of salting our roads

February 20, 2018

As your winter boots — or even worse, your tires — slide along icy roads, environmental conservation may be the last thing on your mind. But not for Karen Snetselaar, Ph.D., professor of biology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She explains the impact of road salt on the biological world — especially in your […]

Biology Professor, Dr. Michael McCann, talks about this year’s flu season

February 20, 2018

The H3N2 influenza virus is at its peak this flu season with over 35,000 cases and 65 deaths in the state of Pennsylvania alone. This strain is more likely to cause serious illness or death, especially the elderly and young children, than other strains in previous years. While many argue about the effectiveness of this […]

Faculty and Student Research

Diet of Bog Turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) from Northern and Southern New Jersey, USA

January 18, 2018

Nelson A. Melendez, Brian Zarate, Jonathan Fingerut, and Scott P. McRobert Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12:272–278 Abstract.—We tracked Bog Turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) using radio-telemetry equipment to obtain fecal samples. We analyzed fecal samples to determine the identity of food items in both northern and southern populations in New Jersey, USA. Food items identi ed included: […]

Phage Genomics laboratory

April 10, 2017

Over 60 students who participated in Phage Genomics laboratory since 2009 were co-authors on a published paper on bacteriophage genomics: Pope et al., (2015) “Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity” elife 4:e06416

Iannacone M, Beets I, Lopes L, Churgin M, Fang-Yen C, Nelson MD, Schoofs L and Raizen D.

April 10, 2017

Iannacone M, Beets I, Lopes L, Churgin M, Fang-Yen C, Nelson MD, Schoofs L and Raizen D. The RFamide receptor DMSR-1 regulates stress-induced sleep in C. elegans. Elife. 2017 Jan 17;6. pii: e19837. doi: 10.7554/eLife.19837.