Exciting Alumni News

Josh Slee, B.S. Biotechnology (2007) & M.S. Biotechnology (2008), has earned his Ph.D. from Lehigh University. He has accepted a postdoctoral position at the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia.

Matthew McDonnell, B.S. Biology (2012), has been admitted to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Anthony Rainey, B.S. Biology (2013), has been admitted to The Commonwealth Medical College M.D. program.

Harold Shaw, a Science department alumni has been inducted into the Marywood Hall of Fame on February 2, 2013. Currently the Principal at Gauger-Cobbs Middle School in Newark, Delaware, Shaw graduated from Marywood with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science. He has since gone on to earn a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Stetston University in Florida (2006) and is currently enrolled as a Doctoral candidate in the University of Delaware's Educational Leadership program. He and his wife, Dallas, reside in Wilmington, Delaware.

Claudia Astorino, B.S. Biotechnology (2007), has been working on her PhD. research in the interdisciplinary NYCEP (New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology) graduate program, affiliated with the City University of New York, New York University, Columbia University and other NYC institutions. Her undergraduate education at Marywood focused more on molecular biology and genetics and now as a physical anthropologist she studies human bones and teeth to learn about how humans have evolved, how much biological variations exist across the human population, how our bodies have changed over time in response to out environment and how to use what we know about human skeletons to identify remains in a forensic setting. Throughout her career she has experienced excavations and analysis of Medieval burial remains in Germany and Poland, identification of skeletal remains in forensic cases as a visiting researcher in the Forensic Anthropology Unit at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in NYC, a month long intensive training program in forensic anthropology at the Forensic Science Institute at Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA), collaborative research on human molar developement, collaborative research on human ancestral remains at a Korean fossil locality and many academic conferences on human evolution and skeletal biology in Chicago, Albuquerque, Minneapolis and Portland. Ms. Astorino will be coming to campus in the Fall of 2013 to present to Science faculty, students and staff.


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Tell us what you are doing, where you are living, where you are working, if you are applying or are accepted to any doctoral programs or masters programs, and the list goes on and on...tells us whatever you want to share, we would love to hear from you!

Please send any news, updates, pictures, publications and fun stories to Marcia Gaughan, Administrative Assistant to the Science Department at mgaughan@marywood.edu.

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