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Student Stories

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology embraces diversity and inclusion in our classrooms, research laboratories, and hallways. The diverse backgrounds of our students and faculty provide unique perspectives and enhance the learning experience for all. This makes Penn State and BMB a great place to study.   Learn something new about BMB and our students – both past and present – through their shared thoughts and stories.


Meet Taylor Yount, 2019 - 20 Beckman Scholar
Taylor Yount
"The Beckman community has inspired me to push the boundaries of science and innovation, and I am incredibly proud and excited to be a part of it."

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Elizabeth McFadden, Undergraduate Researcher
Elizabeth McFadden

"The phage discovery CURE opened my eyes to the world of research and gave me an opportunity to explore and develop my ideas in a way that most undergraduate students never get."



Emily Snell, Microbiology Major, Class of 2019
Emily Snell

“Being among the top 50 research universities, I knew that I could pursue my interests in biochemistry while being among world-class faculty.”

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Stephanie Poly, a BMB student and Undergraduate Researcher, takes part in poster exhibition:
Stephanie Poly

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Cuyler Luck receives poster session award
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If you are a current or past student and have a story that you would like to share, contact us.