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Thiel College Biology Chair published in professional science journal


Thiel College Biology Chair published in professional science journal

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College assistant professor of biology and chair of the Biology Department Dr. Sarah J. Swerdlow recently had her research about a new method of identifying mutant bacteria published.

Swerdlow’s paper was published in the December 2014 issue of the Mutation Research: Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis journal.

The method discovered in Swerdlow’s paper is faster and costs less than the previous method that has been used for more than 30 years.

Swerdlow has a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Clarion University, Pa. and a Ph.D. from the Pathology, Cancer Biology program at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio.

She was a lecturer at Bowling Green State University, Firelands Campus, Ohio and did a postdoctoral fellowship, at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Mechanisms of Mutation Group. She teaches Foundations of Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology courses as well as Junior Research and Senior Seminar classes. Swerdlow also advises Independent Study projects.

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Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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