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Professor Howard Reinert and his research with corn snakes featured on

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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

Biology seniors track endangered corn snakes

Biology majors Emmalee Kugler and Alina Osborn, both seniors, were recently featured on the College homepage in this article about their work with Dr. Howard Reinert to track the activities, habits and diet of the endangered corn snake. Good work, all! 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

Namal Seneviratne ’19 selected for Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

  Namal Seneviratne (Biology ’19) was selected as a 2019 Phi Kappa Phi Fellow. Seneviratne, who will be attending the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the fall, earned one of only 50 $8,500 awards from the honor society. Each year, TCNJ’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi selects one candidate to compete for the society-wide… Continue Reading

TCNJ Biology Student Wins Research Prize from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists

Recent Biology graduate Michael Fertakos (May 2019) has been selected by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) as a recipient of its 2019 Undergraduate Research Prize. The Undergraduate Research Prize is considered the Society’s most prestigious award of undergraduate achievement, and it recognizes outstanding, independent research projects in plant systematics completed within the last two… 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

Dr. Norvell Named to Research Board

Biology department professor Amanda Norvell, PhD has been elected to a three-year term on the Drosophila Board of Directors. Drosophila is the scientific genus name for fruit flies, which are commonly used as a model organism for biological research, including Dr. Norvell’s research. As a member of the “Fly Board” as it is unofficially known, Dr.… Continue Reading