At Calvin, you will have many opportunities on campus to team up with professors on cutting-edge research projects. In 2014, the science summer research program supported 24 students doing full-time research on topics that include the effects of pollution on Great Lakes waterbrids, characterizing the gut bacteria of cephalote ants and how HIV remains as a latent reservoir in resting T helper cells in patients who have undergone antiretroviral therapy.
Biology professors receive extensive funding from sources such as the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support research. This allows them to involve students in these projects as paid assistants during the summer and throughout the year. Explore their projects and opportunities to get involved below.
Biology students who participate in undergraduate research with a professor.
Biology professors who maintain ongoing, rigorous research projects, most of which involve students.
Research and technology grants awarded to the biology department since 2005
Biology students participated in research in the summer 2014.
Average annual expenditure on major instrumentation and equipment for research and classroom learning.
Current and past research and scholarship
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