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Poachers and habitat loss are endangering these N.J. snakes. This professor works to keep the reptiles safe.

Deep in the Pine Barrens, poachers can wander for hours at a time. Their eyes scan the forest floor for dull orange, camouflaged corn snakes, a state-endangered reptile long threatened by a combination of encroaching development and collectors who sell the animals for about $300 each on the wildlife trade, says Dr. Howard Reinert, a professor at The College of New Jersey.

Two School of Science Professors Receive NSF Grants to Study Marine Organisms and Climate Change

Two School of Science faculty members have been awarded grants from National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their research programs and engage undergraduate research collaborators in their work. Dr. Gary Dickinson, Associate Professor of Biology, received an NSF award to study barnacle exoskeleton development and material properties with a collaborator at Colgate University (Dr. Rebecca… Continue Reading

NSF Grant Awarded to Bio Prof Dr. Wendy Clement

We are very pleased to announce that TCNJ Biology Department Associate Professor Dr. Wendy Clement has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to support her research in the evolution of plant diversity. We provide the following news story which first appeared on the TCNJ School of Science website:   Dr. Wendy Clement, Associate Professor… Continue Reading

TCNJ Biology Professor Profiled by the American Society of Microbiology

Biology professor Kathryn T. (KT) Elliott was recently profiled by the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) about her experience organizing a themed session at the Society’s 2018 Annual Conference.  Professor Elliott co-organized a six-paper session on science communication.  In addition to leading the session, Dr. Elliott presented a paper on TCNJ’s award-winning “Tasting the Tree… Continue Reading

Meet the Biology Professors

“Tri-Beta” (Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honor society) is once again hosting “Meet the Professors” on Wednesday, September 25 from 1 – 2 pm in SCP 101. This annual event is an opportunity for any student to hear about the research, courses, and organizations each professor is involved in.  Freshmen are required to attend as part… Continue Reading