News Tagged as Life Sciences

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Teaching Tomorrow Scientists Meeting Is Now Virtual

Apr 27, 2020

Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists, originally scheduled to be hosted on Soka’s Aliso Viejo campus on May 30, is going online. We hope you will join us for an exciting mix of science, education, and

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Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists: Soka Hosting Life Science Conference

Feb 12, 2020

Update: The Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists event is now a virtual event. Register at the ASCB website. Soka University is hosting the 2020 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Regional Meeting