Focus on science. Learn about how life works. The cause and cure of a disease. Your future is biology, and your laboratory is Emmanuel College.
Students interested in the study of biology are by nature a curious lot. At the most fundamental levels they seek to understand why. Our professors provide the valuable insights to take students beyond the "Why?" and challenge them to consider "What if?"
Emmanuel students don't just learn about biology. They practice it. Our programs are built upon the belief that science is more than being taught in the classroom or reading from a textbook. Students collaborate with faculty on real-life research and get a true sense of what it means to be scientists. They are offered unmatched opportunities to engage and interact in the subject through our Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center, partnership with Merck Research Laboratories-Boston and location among the hospitals, research laboratories and pharmaceutical companies of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. Students graduate prepared to pursue a variety of career options, equipped with a more stimulating view of the world and an ever-growing sense of curiosity.
Otero Earns Fulbright Award to Indonesia
Lecturer in Biology Ana Otero received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Teaching Award for the spring 2016 semester. She is teaching students at Yogyakarta State University (YSU) on the topic of "Development of Active Learning Approaches in the Biological Sciences."
Bio Department to Host SET in the City
This year, the Biology Department will host the SET (Science, Engineering, and Technology) in the City program in partnership with Merck scientists. Bio alum and Exeter High School student teacher Matt McCarthy '15 will be on campus for the event with some of his students.
Candidates for Distinction in the Field
Twelve biology students presented their Senior Distinction in the Field projects in April 2016. Candidates for Distinction include: Sheila Drakeley, Troy Ferreira, Stefano Gambino, Siobhan Gartland, Kelsey Joyce, Alex Koerner, Alyssa Menard, Emily Porter, Kurt Pruner, Thomas Tallo, Christine Tuohy and Janelle Winship.Click for Full List
Faculty Awarded NIH Grant
Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Associate Professor of Biology Josef Kurtz and Associate Professor of Biology and Department Chair Todd Williams were awarded a three-year NIH AREA grant for $357,000 to continue their work investigating the interplay between the central nervous system and the immune system.Read more
Departments Team Up on STEM Education
This fall, Biology Lecturer Liliana Busconi and Associate Professor of Science Education Fiona McDonnell continued a STEM program that brings K-12 students tocampus to engage in inquiry-based laboratory experiences that are designed and facilitated by EC students majoring in STEM fields. Exeter High School student teacher Matt McCarthy '15 has visited campus with some of his students.
Saint Spotlight: Nicholas Verdini '17
During his time at Emmanuel, Nicholas Verdini '17 has forged a bold and enterprising path toward his goal of becoming a physician, acquiring research experience in Emmanuel's state-of-the-art laboratories as well as at nearby Boston Children's Hospital and Merck Research Laboratories, and securing post-graduate employment in the Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Read more about Nicholas
Saint Spotlight: Lindsay Cathcart '17
Lindsay will graduate from Emmanuel College in 2017 with a degree in biology.Lindsay
Saint Spotlight: Madison Altwies '15
Biology major Madison Altwies '15 is making strides toward her career goal as a physician assistant, working as a medical assistant at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Orthopedic Clinic and gaining the patient-care hours needed to enter a master's program.Read more about Madison
Small classes, big advantages
Emmanuel's Biology faculty are dedicated to providing a supportive, rigorous and rewarding community in which students thrive. They publish, present, engage in research and are committed to exploring the unknown in biology with undergraduate research students.Meet Our Faculty
President Sister Janet Eisner, SND, and the Emmanuel College community attended ...More
This summer, 19 faculty-student collaborations are taking place across nine disc...More
'A Perfect Three for Three': Emmanuel Faculty Members Awarded $1 Million in National Science Foundation Grants
Emmanuel College in June secured nearly $1 million from the National Science Fou...More
Class of 2015: Where We Work
|Biology Teacher||Hingham Public Schools||Biology|
|Chemical Technician||Proverde Laboratories||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Clinical Assistant||Boston Children's Hospital||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Clinical Operations Associate||Retrophin, Inc.||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||Massachusetts General Hospital||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Critical Care Technician||Tufts Medical Center||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Equity Research Associate||Laidlaw & Company UK Ltd||Biology: Neuroscience|
|Medical Assistant||Brigham & Women's Hospital||Biology|
|Oncology Research Scientist||Dana-Farber Cancer Institute||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Patient Care Technician||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Research Assistant||Boston Children's Hospital||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Research Assistant||Brown University||Biology: Neuroscience|
|Research Technician||Massachusetts General Hospital||Biology: Neuroscience|
|Technician Assistant||Back Bay Veterinary Clinic||Biology: Health Sciences|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology||Brandeis University||Biology|
|M.S., Global Health||Georgetown University||Biology|
|Training/Certified Nursing Assistant||Metrowest Healthcare Academy||Biology|
|Ph.D., Genetics and Molecular Biology||Tufts University||Biology|
|M.Ed.||University of Massachusetts Boston||Biology|
|M.S., Anatomical and Translational Services||George Washington University||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Pharm.D.||MCPHS University||Biology: Health Sciences|
|M.S., Nursing||MGH Insitute of Health Professions||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Certificate, EMT||New England EMS Institute||Biology: Health Sciences|
|M.S., Nursing||Northeastern University||Biology: Health Sciences|
|M.S., Health Informatics||Northeastern University||Biology: Health Sciences|
|Ph.D.||Tufts University||Biology: Health Sciences|
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