Biology news

Northwestern College seniors taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) this year have had their median scores rank in the top 10% worldwide.

Northwestern College welcomed five new full-time faculty members with the start of classes this fall.

Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma, biology, is among a team of faculty from around the country who contributed to a new publication in PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to accelerate the pace of scientific advancement.

Seven Northwestern College professors will conduct research and pursue further study this summer with funding from the Northwestern College Scholarship Grants program.

Northwestern College has awarded tenure and promotions to seven members of its faculty, effective this fall.

Northwestern College has received $120,000 from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust for laboratory equipment that will be used by students in the college’s new physician assistant studies and athletic training master’s degree programs.

Northwestern College has been accepted into the second cohort of colleges and universities participating in the SEA-GENES project, a program that enables students to discover previously unknown functions of genes.

Northwestern College’s master’s degree program in physician assistant studies has received the green light college officials were waiting for: accreditation-provisional, which is the initial accreditation status for new programs.

Two May graduates of Northwestern College and a senior are involved in competitive off-campus research programs this summer.

Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma and Dr. Cambria Kaltwasser have been selected to participate in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute workshop on science and religion.

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