NSF Funds Student’s Research on Eco-Friendly Fish Bait

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2016 – Jordan Krisfalusi-Gannon, a rising sophomore at High Point University, is assisting scientists in perfecting sustainable fish bait that could bring substantial environmental and economic benefits. As a research intern at Kepley BioSystems Inc., a life sciences company in Greensboro, Gannon is part of a unique summer research program […]

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Class of 2016 Profile: Tyler Wilson Conducts Research in New York

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary […]

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High Point Central Students Immersed in Research through Draelos Science Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 28, 2016 – Projects involving zebrafish, yeast cells and ultraviolet radiation are part of the research that High Point Central students are immersed in this summer through the Draelos Science Scholars Program at High Point University. High Point Central students applied and seven were chosen to participate in the new Draelos […]

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Cell Biology Research Featured at International Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 24, 2016 – Cell biology research conducted by a High Point University professor and undergraduate students was featured at the Keystone Symposium on autophagy. Dr. Veronica Segarra, assistant professor of biology, received an Early-Career Investigator Travel Award to attend and present the research at the conference, held June 5-9 in Whistler, […]

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Class of 2016 Profile: Jaime Durie Sells Dental Equipment

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary […]

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Professor Appointed Committee Co-Chair of International Biology Organization

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 31, 2016 – Dr. Veronica Segarra, assistant professor of biology at High Point University, was appointed co-chair of the Minorities Affairs Committee of the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB). Segarra has been a member of ASCB, an international community of biologists, since 2008. She became involved in the Minorities Affairs […]

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Faculty and Student’s Research Published in International Journal

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2016 – High Point University junior Lucas Fogaca and assistant professor of exercise science Dr. Dan Tarara recently had their research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The manuscript provides a synthesis of best evidence for upper-extremity physical performance measures. The article, titled “Clinician-friendly physical performance tests in […]

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Class of 2016 Profile: Jimmy Rager Jumps into Career at Johns Hopkins

With Commencement just around the corner, High Point University seniors are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class […]

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Class of 2016 Profile: Hillary Wilson Studies at Johns Hopkins

With Commencement just around the corner, High Point University seniors are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class […]

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Senior Crowdfunds Research on Antibiotic Resistance and Honey

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2016 – High Point University senior Gabby Hayes harnessed the power of crowdfunding to support her research of a promising treatment option for antibiotic resistant bacteria. By recruiting supporters through a fundraising website, she got her research project off the ground and made significant headway on an important biological concern […]

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Class of 2016 Profile: Lauren Mantikas Manages Dental Office

With Commencement just around the corner, High Point University seniors are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the Class […]

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Students Win ‘Outstanding Presentation’ Awards at Regional Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 12, 2016 – With 25 students and six faculty presenting research, the High Point University Department of Biology’s presence was felt at the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB). At this conference, students and professors from all over the Southeast had the opportunity to present their research in […]

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Class of 2016 Profile: Calla Telzrow Works Toward Microbiology Ph.D.

It may be early in the semester, but Commencement will be here before we know it. Many High Point University seniors are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their […]

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Class of 2016 Profile: Laura Bernitsky Follows her Dream to Dental School

It may be early in the semester, but Commencement will be here before we know it. Many High Point University seniors are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their […]

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February’s Extraordinary Leader: Lessons Beyond the Lab

  Calla Telzrow felt the shudder of nerves when she spotted the collection of machines in Congdon Hall’s third-floor chemistry lab. One looked like a small refrigerator. Another resembled a big spark plug. She didn’t know anything about what they did. All she knew was she’d be working with Dr. Andrew Wommack, her organic chemistry […]

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Class of 2016 Profile: Richard Byrd Attends Top Dental School

It may be early in the semester, but Commencement will be here before we know it. Many High Point University seniors are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their […]

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Dixon Joins HPU as Laboratory Manager

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 15, 2016 – High Point University hired Luke Dixon as a laboratory manager in the Department of Biology. Dixon is responsible for managing introductory laboratory classrooms and courses. He ensures they are organized and adequately provisioned, and oversees maintenance of the equipment students use. He also conducts the safety training of […]

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HPU Hires Ahrens as Biology Professor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2015 – Dr. Heather Ahrens joined the faculty of High Point University as an assistant professor of biology. She teaches courses on human anatomy and organismal biology and mentors students participating in undergraduate research. Ahrens studies comparative anatomy and evolutionary biology through anatomical research and fieldwork searching for fossils. Her […]

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