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  • McDaniel Chemistry professor Dana Ferraris, John Desmond Kopp Professorship in the Sciences and department chair

    Chemistry professor’s cancer drug clears final hurdle: FDA approval

    The FDA just approved cedazuridine, the cancer drug Chemistry professor Dana Ferraris invented more than a decade ago when he worked in the biotech industry as a medicinal chemist. In its approval announcement, the agency says the combination of cedazuridine with the cancer drug decitabine in pill form is “an important advance in treatment options for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a type of blood cancer, who previously needed to visit a health care facility to receive intravenous treatment.”
  • 2020 summer research students and professor Dana Ferraris on Eaton Hall steps

    McDaniel students join in worldwide research efforts to discover drugs to treat COVID-19

    In the face of the deadly global coronavirus pandemic, pharmaceutical data vaults have been unlocked and shared – an unprecedented move in research that McDaniel Chemistry professor Dana Ferraris seized to give his students the opportunity this summer to discover drugs to fight COVID-19.
  • Devon Maranto '20 conducted his biology capstone research on coral.

    Capstone research projects position Biology majors for grad school and career success

    Now on their way to doctorate programs, medical school, high school classrooms and careers that span wildlife preservation, agriculture production and forensics, McDaniel’s 2020 Biology graduates all learned valuable skills and life lessons while immersing in the capstone research that is the culmination of their studies in their major.
  • Forest Online students who traveled to Peru

    The Forest Online course turns McDaniel students into great storytellers

    The Forest Online course at McDaniel College is not only about researching wildlife, forest protection, ecotourism and community in the Peruvian Amazon but also has the purpose to teach students to become great storytellers and turn what they have learned into high-impact stories. The three-part course is taught in the fall semester, during McDaniel’s January Term and in the spring semester.
  • student holding the potential PARP10 inhibitor she synthesized during summer research in cancer drug development

    Student-faculty research targets drug development, pollution clean-up, imaging and more

    Sixteen Biology, Chemistry and Chemistry-Kinesiology majors collaborated with a team of Chemistry professors on summer research aimed at antiviral, antibacterial and cancer drug development, pollution clean-up, cell and tissue imaging, and ways to invigorate general chemistry lab.
  • Kelly Novak presenting research

    Forecast: Bright future ahead for senior with self-designed Meteorology major

    Kelly Novak teamed up with Physics professor Jeff Marx to design her major in Meteorology, a concentration of physics and math courses enriched with chemistry and environmental studies, which earned the Honors student a competitive summer research experience in atmospheric science and offers of funded graduate studies.
  • student Elva Joya in front of hospital in Spain

    Fellowship in Spain reinforces sophomore’s dream of serving others through medicine

    Sophomore Elva Joya seizes every opportunity to explore a future in medicine from her double major in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology to her internship in Spain shadowing surgeons and learning about the country’s free public healthcare system.
  • McDaniel College student Lan Mai presented at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference, Feb. 28-29. Mai’s poster presentation was titled “Construction of the k-Fibonacci Fractals" and based on his summer research.

    McDaniel College students present research at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference

    Students represented McDaniel College at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference, “Leadership in a Time of Change,” held at Harford Community College, Feb. 28-29.
  • Psychology professor Paul Mazeroff with students presenting on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

    Students present analysis of ‘Lord of the Rings’ at Jungian meeting

    Dressed as a wizard, an elf, a king and an elf princess from “Lord of the Rings,” three students and Psychology professor Paul Mazeroff enchanted the Baltimore Jungian Working Group with their analyses of different elements of Tolkien’s classic in terms of the psychology of Carl Jung.
  • Jade Enright, Molecular Biology major at McDaniel College, conducted research at Yale.

    Molecular Biology major conducts summer research at Yale as Amgen scholar

    Jade Enright, a senior Molecular Biology major with a strong Chemistry minor, conducted research at Yale University after being named an Amgen Scholar. Enright worked in a graduate molecular biology lab overseen by a Yale professor and staffed with four post-doctoral fellows, four Ph.D. students and a lab manager.