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Kassandra Zaila '15 presented at The Allied Genetics Conference on July 14.
Zaila ’15 Presents Thesis Findings at Genetics Conference

Kassandra Zaila ’15 presented at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2016 in Orlando, Florida, on July 14. She showcased her senior thesis findings in an oral presentation called, “Diversities of endosymbiotic Rickettsia in the fish parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis.”  More ...

Angel Pichardo,Suxian (Suzy) Lin,Katherine (Katie) Guzzetta, Abbas A. Khan.
Bio. Research Provides Cultural Experience Abroad

Biology majors Abbas Khan’18, Suxian (Suzy) Lin’18, and Angel Pichardo’17, along with biochemistry major Katherine (Katie) Guzzetta’18 spent the summer exploring the application of nanoparticles in biotechnology at the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan. The research is under the supervision of Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang and in collaboration with Professor Zung-Hang Wei’s mechanical engineering lab at NTHU. In addition to the academic challenge, the research group has described the experience as a cultural adventure.  More ...

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Chang Publishes Ich Research Article

An article titled “Molecular Genetic Diversity and Characterization of Conjugation Genes in the Fish Parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis,” by Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang, along with six Hamilton students and recent graduates, appears in the May issue of Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.  More ...

Tshering Sherpa ’16 and Elisabeth MacColl ’16 at the FASEB Conference
Students Present at FASEB Conference

Elisabeth MacColl ’16 and Tshering Sherpa ’16, along with Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang, presented a talk and poster at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference held July 7-13 in Steamboat Springs, Colo.  More ...

Ke Xu '11 and Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang.
Ke Xu '11 and Chang Publish Article in Gene

Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang and Ke Xu ’11 were among authors of an article published in the journal Gene. The article, “Copy number variations of 11 macronuclear chromosomes and their gene expression in Oxytricha trifallax,” appeared in Gene, Volume 505, Issue 1, 15 August 2012, Pages 75-80.  Xu majored in biochemistry and mathematics at Hamilton and is now a research technician at the Molecular Cytology Core Facility in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  More ...

Matthew Therkelsen '12, Wei-Jen Chang and Tani Leigh '12 in Olso, Norway.
Chang, Recent Grads Present in Norway

Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang and his thesis students, Tani Leigh ’12 and Matthew Therkelsen ’12, presented during the Protist2012 conference held July 29-Aug. 3 at the University of Oslo in Norway.  More ...

Ravi Jariwala '13, Rachel Green '14 and Matthew Therkelsen '12.
Students Search For Cure for Devastating Freshwater Fish Disease, Ich

Hamilton’s student researchers are making great strides in the expansive Ich Genome Project, a multi-institutional effort to develop preventative and combative treatments for Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (Ich), also known as white spot disease in fish. Ravi Jariwala ’13 and Rachel Green ’14 are working under the direction of Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang and recent graduate Matthew Therkelsen ’12 to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) genetic markers.  More ...

Research Corporation grant collaborators Alistair Campbell, Wei-Jen Chang and Natalia Connolly.
Science Faculty Awarded Research Corporation Grant for Collaborative Work on Ich

Hamilton faculty Wei-Jen Chang (biology), Natalia Connolly (physics), and Alistair Campbell (computer science) have just been awarded a Multi-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award by the Research Corporation.  This award, in the amount of $100,000, is for developing novel computational techniques for investigating gene interaction networks in fish parasite called Ichthyopthirius multifiliis (Ich).  More ...

Dominic Viconi '15 and Eli Bunzel '13.
Bunzel ’13 and Veconi ’15 Research Genes Discovered by Hamilton Alum

Eli Bunzel ’13 and Dominic Veconi ’15 are carrying out their summer research by examining single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes originally discovered and researched by Matthew Therkelsen ’12. They’re working under Assistant Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang with May graduate Leonard Teng ’12.  More ...

Wei-Jen Chang, Myriam Cotten, Heather Merrill
Chang, Cotten and Merrill Awarded Tenure

Three Hamilton College faculty members were approved for tenure by the College’s Board of Trustees during a recent meeting. The Board granted tenure to Wei-Jen Chang (biology), Myriam Cotten (chemistry) and Heather Merrill (Africana studies).  More ...

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