Success Tags: Biology

Pregnancy inspires ’98 grad to pioneer new treatment for transplant patients

After watching patient after patient die following a bone marrow transplant, Dr. Shernan Holtan ’98, assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology, oncology and transplantation at the University of Minnesota, set out to find a better way to help her patients accept transplanted marrow — and the donor immune system that comes with …

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Jerabek develops cancer technology, professional skills with Biocept internship

As a junior in college, biology major Grant Jerabek is already taking steps to improve modern cancer technologies. Jerabek’s internship this summer with San Diego, California-based Biocept Inc. takes him into the lab, immersing him in experiments that can be used to develop enhancements for the company’s medical technology. Biocept, a molecular oncology diagnostics company, …

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Henry Doorly Zoo Aquarium fuels Ocander’s marine biology aspirations

An Omaha native and Hastings College wildlife biology major, senior Ashlyn Ocander dreams of rescuing and rehabilitating marine mammals. Her passion for marine biology blossomed when she was 13 and witnessed newborn sea turtles returning to the Gulf of Mexico. Since that day, she’s aspired to make a positive impact on aquatic ecosystems, despite her …

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