News Tagged as Life Sciences

Sophia Vitale ‘25  and Quang Pham ‘24 at the University of Michigan.

Life Sciences Students Participate in the University of Michigan’s Developing Future Biologists Program

Jul 13, 2022

Before SUA, Quang Pham ‘24 never imagined he would want to pursue research. Two years into his education at Soka, Pham, along with Sofia Vitale ‘25, was among 25 students accepted to the University of

Erica Koyama ’23 presenting her research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology conference

Life Sciences Students Attend National Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference

Jun 13, 2022

Susan Walsh, director of the Life Sciences concentration, Erica Koyama ’23, and Anh Nguyen ’23 attended the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in April. The

Dignitaries in front of the Marie Curie statue at Curie Hall

Curie Hall Dedication Marks a Major Milestone in Soka's Growth

Dec 07, 2021

Erica Koyama ’23 was in awe when she first set foot inside Marie and Pierre Curie Hall on the first day of class. However, studying there this semester has taught her that the new Life Sciences

Person stands next to machine learning methods poster

Life Sciences Students Secure Competitive Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Sep 24, 2021

When Yusaku Nitta ’23 found out that his summer internship at Soka University of Japan was cancelled due to the pandemic, he decided to learn something new. Although his interests were originally in

Woman flashing peace sign in bio lab

A Summer of Research in the New Curie Hall

Sep 24, 2021

A handful of students and Life Sciences faculty spent the summer collaborating on research projects in the newly opened Marie and Pierre Curie Hall. For nine weeks, Erica Koyama ’23, worked with Susan

Person working with aquarium tanks in lab

Biologist Marie Nydam Receives SUA’s First National Science Foundation Grant

Sep 01, 2021

Marie Nydam, assistant professor of biology, has received a research grant from the National Science Foundation. A marine evolutionary geneticist, Prof. Nydam is the first SUA faculty member to be

Curie Hall science lab exterior

Soka University Awarded $1 Million Challenge Grant to Boost Science Research Opportunities

May 02, 2021

The John Stauffer Charitable Trust has awarded Soka University of America a $1 million challenge grant to establish an endowment to support student summer research in chemistry and biochemistry. The

Student displays research on laptop

Life Sciences: Fostering Scientific Curiosity While Learning Remotely

Nov 02, 2020

Covid-19 has left Soka University of America’s new Life Sciences building empty but has not stifled scientific research among students and faculty. Within the Life Sciences concentration, three

Three students working in science lab

Soka Launches New Life Sciences Concentration

Sep 01, 2020

Soka University of America is officially opening its Life Sciences concentration this fall, offering a unique, research-based science program for undergraduate liberal arts students. Life Sciences at

Close up of genetic lab work

Genetics in Action: First-Year Students on the Mutation of Chromoproteins

Apr 27, 2020

The American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting planned this month was cancelled because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. That scuttled plans for four Soka first-year