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Caldwell Students at the ICFNJ Research Symposium.
Biology graduate Amy Hickman Holding her Certificate after Graduation
Biology major Yara Abdelnaby
 VPAA Barbara Chesler with Professors Zappi and Berki
Conducting experiments in Bi 207 (Physiology).
Pre-med post-bacc student Nicholas Mason
Dissecting a lamprey in Bi 208 (Anatomy).
Student Debbie Balthazar with her research project
Students Tulaja Shrestha and Christina Blonski awarded scholarships for their research.
President Blattner in the induction ceremony of the Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society.

The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences offers courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Health Sciences. Our programs prepare students for careers in research, education, and the health professions.

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  • Steven Han: The Dream of Medical School Becomes a Reality June 4, 2018 Steve Han Caldwell University graduate posing for a photo during a graduate ceremony. Steven Han’s first exposure to medicine was when he fainted in kindergarten.  There were other sign markers pointing the way towards a career in healthcare.   His grandfather was a doctor; he excelled in science and math in high school and he had an interest in biology. “A culmination of experiences ...
  • Michelle Eng ‘18: I have grown to be a leader May 22, 2018 Michelle Eng standing and smiling with her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. The aptitude tests at East Brunswick High School started Michelle Eng thinking about occupational therapy as a field. She shadowed occupational therapists during summers and saw how happy the patients were and how welcoming the therapists were to the clients. Upon entering college, Eng was not sure if she should major ...
  • Coincidence or Destiny? For this Caldwell Graduate, Unexpected Turns Lead to a Career in Medicine March 27, 2018 Bryan Broderick after his Graduation “When one door closes, another opens.” It’s an expression we often lean on for encouragement when things don’t turn out the way we hope. For Bryan Broderick, the sentiment carried something far more profound. The truth is, Broderick didn’t really see Caldwell University in his future. His older brothers were already ...
  • Agnes Berki: Expanding Research Efforts and Inspiring Students September 11, 2017 Agnes Berki Enjoying a roller coaster ride at Six Flags with your professor might not be what students are expecting when they decide to study science with Dr. Agnes Berki, yet that is exactly the kind of unexpected adventure that awaits them. “We tried many rides and screamed together on many of ...
  • Biology student interns at Johns Hopkins August 10, 2017 Veronica Guirguis and Dr. Barbara Detrick, Caldwell alumna and a professor of pathology at the JH University School of Medicine.Biology student Veronica Guirguis spent the summer interning at the world-renowned teaching and biomedical hospital, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Guirguis, a sophomore, was grateful to have the chance to work with “brilliant people” including Dr. Christopher Heaney, associate professor in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, and Dr.  Barbara ...
  • Biology students selected for summer premedical program July 31, 2017 Biology students Shanice Edwards and Roksana KorbiBiology students Shanice Edwards and Roksana Korbi learned about urban health through the Premedical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment Program at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. PULSE gives undergraduate students interested in healthcare exposure to the medical professions. The six-week forum provided academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities.  “I was ...
  • Koumudi Thirunagaru – The dream of attending medical school becomes a reality May 23, 2017 Koumudi Thirunagaru on her GraduationKoumudi Thirunagaru started thinking about becoming a doctor at a young age. She volunteered at Stanford Children’s Hospital near her home in San Ramon, California, and she took AP biology at Homestead High School and found the subject constantly stimulating. Caldwell has been her home away from home. She began college ...
  • Alumna, physical therapist encourages STEM exploration April 18, 2017 Monique PinerosCredits tuition aid grant program with giving her the stepping stone for her education “Rewarding” does not begin to describe the feeling Caldwell University alumna Monique Pineros  has every day when she heads out the door to work as a physical therapist. “Bringing back a human body to its normal functions ...
  • Science Students take top prizes at ICFNJ Undergrad Research Symposium March 7, 2017 Science student presenting her research at ICFNJ Undergrad Research SymposiumCaldwell, N.J. March 7, 2017 – Caldwell University science students took first and second place prizes at the Independent College Fund of New Jersey’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Deborah Balthazar and Amanda Surujnauth received the first place Outstanding Poster Presentation award for their project “What is on your toothbrush? Are you ...
  • Science Students Present at Biologists’ Conference November 1, 2016 Caldwell Students, an Alumna, and Dr. Berki at Biologists ConferenceCaldwell, N.J. Nov. 1, 2016 –Five students and an alumna from the Department of Natural and Physical Sciences participated in the 49th Annual Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists Conference Oct. 29 at State University of New York at Old Westbury, N.Y.  The theme of the conference was “The Dance ...
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