Your gift supports students like Biological Sciences student Rebecca Keogh. Keogh belongs to a lab that studies bacterial pathogenesis, with a specialization in Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
With MRSA as one of the leading hospital-acquired infections that are becoming increasingly dangerous, finding new ways to combat this infection is important to Keogh. She researches how to fight these bacteria and the diseases that they cause.
“We are asking the question of why is this bacterium so dangerous, what kind of things does it make that help it kill our cells or evade our immune system, and how do we stop it?” she says.
Your gift supports our students, as well as faculty in the Biological Sciences department, in two ways:
- Scholarships: Growth in our enrollment has created a need for scholarships across all the biology majors. These funds would allow the department to recruit and retain high-achieving students.
- Research support: Many students participate in undergraduate research projects, including senior theses and summer activities, with faculty and graduate students. With additional support, these experiences can be enhanced and expanded to more students.
Thank you for your support!