Biology Careers & Outcomes

Carroll biology majors Matt Cortner and Grace Miller worked with Dr. Brandon Sheafor to determine factors that allow frogs to resist a fungal skin infection that is responsible for extinctions and declines in amphibian populations worldwide. This is the final year of a three-year research project that has been funded by a Natural Sciences Grant from the M.J. Murdock Foundation.

Dr. Alyssa Hahn hired three undergraduate research students to join her research team. Each worked on an independent research project that culminated in the submission of an abstract to a major conference.

Dr. Stefanie Otto-Hitt has received a two-year life sciences award in the amount of $42,088 to continue her study titled "Molecular Control of Synaptic Function." This is the second two-year grant Dr. Otto-Hitt has received from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The molecular neuroscience research examines how proteins in the brain affect the strength of communication between brain cells.

Check out this Helena Independent Record article about biology graduate Galen Mills, who served in Guatemala after graduation. Mills is now in medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Can students pursue a biology major and participate in athletics? Biology alumna Leah Esposito '17 graduated with a 3.97 GPA while closing her standout career as a student athlete on the track and field team. She recently became the second person ever to repeat as the Overall CoSIDA Academic All-America of the year