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Science Journal Spotlight: Notable Research

18 July 2022

Issue 1 of the 2022 Science Journal explores several ways faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and students are advancing research in the health sciences and beyond. Here, we highlight several of these efforts.


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Why Does Our Memory Decline as We Age, and Could It Be Reversible?
Penn State biologist Janine Kwapis explores the molecular relationship between aging and circadian changes in memory formation.

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Theory and Application.
Penn State statistician Nicole Lazar studies the theoretical foundations of statistical inference and applies them to the analysis of functional neuroimaging data.

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Chemistry Major Making His Mark on RNA Research.
Undergraduate Mark Herne’s path took him from Penn State Scranton to University Park, where he conducts research in RNA chemistry.


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From Professional Soccer Player to Aspiring Surgeon.
Recent graduate and student-athlete Kerry Abello was committed to conducting cancer-related research off the pitch. 

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Research Now.
We highlight several research efforts from the Eberly College of Science with this selection of press releases.


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New Faculty.
Please join us in welcoming new tenure-line faculty in the Eberly College of Science.

View the rest of this issue at the Science Journal web page.