RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 20, 2011) — Senior biology/pre-med major Catherine Mageeney coauthored with two professors an article in the scholarly publication Quarterly, and also was featured in a separate academic journal on undergraduate research and peer mentoring.
Mageeney published with Dr. David Dunbar, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Melinda Harrison, assistant professor of chemistry, “Peer Mentoring in an Introductory Biology Laboratory,” in the winter 2010 issue of the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Quarterly. In the article, Mageeney speaks of her experience as a peer mentor—students helping students—assisting and tutoring students in two biology courses.
“Forging a 21st Century Model for Undergraduate Research,” an article in the January issue of the scholarly journal BioScience, highlights Cabrini’s participation in the National Genomics Research Initiative (NGRI). The NGRI is an initiative of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance.
The BioScience article credits Dr. Dunbar and Dr. Harrison for the College’s participation in the NGRI, which conducts “a competitive application process” in determining which institutions join the research initiative. Cabrini became part of the NGRI in 2009.
In October, Mageeney, who majors in biology/pre-med with minors in chemistry and mathematics, presented research on peer mentoring at a conference at the College of William and Mary. She is currently conducting research on mycobacteriophage genes and their genomes.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini offers its 1,415 undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.