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Marquette University Department of Biology

Oct. 6, 2012 | Issue 1, Volume 2


News From The Chair

Dr. Robert FittsThis newsletter starts our second year of publishing, and we are thrilled with the alumni response. Thanks for your support and interest in the department and this newsletter; we feel it is a great venue for connecting with our current students and alumni. This issue continues “Our History” with a story on the department during WWII, and includes “Faculty Profiles” featuring Dr. Peter Abramoff, who chaired the department for nearly 25 years, and Dr. Stephen Munroe, a biochemist who joined the department in 1978. We are interested in hearing from you so please feel free to email our newsletter editor, Kirsten Boeh, or visit us on Facebook.



News from the Chair

Department News

Our History

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Highlights

Undergraduate Student Highlights

Graduate Student Highlights

Biological Sciences Alumni

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Ten undergraduates from across the country conducted research projects during the Summer Research Program

The Scholl Seminar Series continues this fall with nine Friday seminars

Advisory Board Update


Small but active, the Biology Department survived the lean years of the 1940’s

Faculty Profiles: Past and Current

Past faculty member Dr. Peter Abramoff chaired the Biology Department for nearly 25 years

Since 1978, Dr. Stephen Munroe has actively involved graduate and undergraduate students in his innovative research on RNA

Faculty Highlights

Our faculty continue to embody excellence in their academic pursuits with presentations, new publications, grant awards and more

Undergraduate Student Highlights

"Plants, Pathogens, and People", a unique undergraduate course, is offered for the last time

The Biological Undergraduate Society invites students to "get on the BUS"

Graduate Student Highlights

Dr. John Brenner and Adam Lietzan win departmental awards

Our graduate students are actively publishing their work and presenting at meetings

Biological Sciences Alumni

Amy Leliaert, a 2008 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate, is now researching breast cancer at the University of Notre Dame

Camille (Hintzke) Devaney knows her experience and training at Marquette in Life Sciences served her well in her long career as an educator and in industry.


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We want to stay in touch! Please send any updates, personal or professional, to the newsletter editor: kirsten.boeh@marquette.edu


Marquette University
Department of Biology
Wehr Life Sciences, 109
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7355

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