Thursday, January 30, 2014

Apply Now for BAHS Scholarships!

Applications for BAHS scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year are now being accepted. Application forms may be downloaded from ISIS or obtained from the Financial Aid Office, 119 Student Services Center or from the wall pocket outside Dr. Surmacz’s office (146 HSC). In addition to the application form, other requirements include an official transcript, a paragraph describing your career and educational goals, one reference from a biology faculty member and one reference from a faculty member outside biology. All materials are due to Dr. Surmacz, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Febraury 7, 2014. For more information, please contact Dr. Surmacz (


Biology and Allied Health Scholarship

$500 or $250

Biology (including Secondary Education Biology) and Health Science majors who are currently sophomores or juniors and have completed 12 credits in biological science courses at BU

James E. Cole Scholarship
Current BU Medical Imaging majors who will be on campus fall 2014

James E. Parsons Microbiology Scholarship
Biology and Health Science majors who are currently sophomores or juniors.  Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in microbiology, and to Medical Lab Science majors

Myrle Newcomer - Recipient of the James E. Parsons Scholarship in 2013

Cloning Fun in the Molecular Biology Lab

The students in Dr. Brubaker's Molecular Biology Laboratory (Biology 334) have been busy isolating bioluminescent bacteria from shrimp caught in Key West to eventually generate a genomic library.  They will be screening the library for the operon which contains all the genes needed for bioluminescence.

The future molecular biologists from back to front, left to right are: Spencer Randolph, Matt Moroz, Jeff Dailey, Nathan Mears, James Gamler, Ali Hussain, David Strawn, Megan Casella, Kirk Jeffreys, Caitlin Carlin and Victoria Campbell.

The second photo gives you a close-up of the bioluminescent bacteria sub-cloned from the shrimp.  Jeff Dailey is our handsome hand model!