Program Overview

Like a precisely focused microscope, 纽恩大学的实验室科学学士学位专注于经典和最先进的实验室技术和仪器方法, 澳客网官网你打下坚实的化学基础, biology, and biochemistry. 通过参加各种各样的实验课程, you’ll develop a comprehensive repertoire of skills that will serve you well in a variety of modern lab settings, including academic, medical, or industrial labs.

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Why 澳客网官网首页 for Laboratory Science

Ranked a “High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Classification, 澳客网官网首页 boasts all the advantages and resources that you would expect at a large institution. Yet we provide a small, 亲密的大学环境,澳客网官网你一对一的关注和先进的设备,这在本科水平上是不常见的. The Laboratory Science major offers:

  • 接受最先进的实验室技术培训
  • 丰富的本地实习机会
  • 注重独立实验设计
  • 靠近卫生专业项目
  • Formal and informal peer mentoring
  • Teaching assistantships
Kayla Archambault

[The small class sizes make it] so I’ve been able to easily connect with professors...and get more in-depth one-on-one time. It makes it easier to go to office hours or get more familiar with the professors.

Applied Mathematics, Chemistry

Academics

Examples of Available Courses

The following are some examples of the exciting courses that you can take:

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Lab
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Parasitology
  • Advanced Biochemistry Lab
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Histology
  • 人体解剖学,生理学和病理生理学

Curriculum

CAS Core Requirements Credits
Total 42-46
Program Required Courses Credits
BIO 105/105L/106/106L - Biology I and II (4 cr included in core requirements) 4
BIO 214/214L - Genetics 4
BIO 232/232L - Microbiology 4
BIO 365/365L - Immunology 4
BIO 370 - Cell and Molecular Biology 3
CHE 150/150L -大学普通化学I* 4
CHE 151/151L -大学普通化学II* 4
CHE 250/250L/ 2500s -大学有机化学I* 5
CHE 307/307L - Quantitative Analysis 5
ch417 / 417l -仪器分析方法 4
CHE 310/310L -生物化学基础 4
MAT 190 -微积分I(包括在核心要求中) 4
PHY 210 - University Physics I* 4
Total 45
Flexible Program Required Courses (choose a minimum of three courses selected from the following) Credits
BIO 203/203L - Histology 4
BIO 204/204L - Parasitology 4
生物245/245L -人类Anat,物理和路径I的基本原理 4
生物345/345L -人类Anat,物理和路径的基本原理2 5
CHE 251/251L/251S -大学有机化学II* 5
CHE 450 - Advanced Biochemistry Lab 3
PHY 211 - University Physics II* 4
Total 12-14
Minimum Required Total Credits 99
Recommended Elective Courses Credits
BIO 330/330L - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (if BIO 245/345 not selected) 4
生命科学统计 3
MAT 195 - Calculus II 4
选修学分(按需达到120学分) Variable
Minimum Required Total Credits 120

*Matriculated majors are expected to enroll in the University course sequences for general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. The following substitutions may be made with department permission: CHE 110 for CHE 150; CHE 111 for CHE 151; CHE 210 or CHE 210G for CHE 250; CHE 211 or 211G for CHE 251; PHY 110 for PHY 210; and/or PHY 111 for PHY 211.

这个专业的学生可以参加 健康预科研究生院准备课程.

要了解有关该程序的更多信息,请参阅 Academic Catalog.

Honors Program

澳客网官网为合格的学生提供以荣誉毕业的选择. This includes significant research, 学术活动:在教员指导下的学术活动或创造性活动. 有兴趣的学生应该咨询他们的导师.

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Careers

你是否注定要从事医疗技术方面的工作, quality control, biotechnology, or pharmacology, 你的实验室科学专业会提供这些知识, laboratory skills, analytical abilities, 还有成功所需要的实习经验.

As a Laboratory Science graduate, there are many professions that you may explore, including:

  • Biotechnology Researcher
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Research Scientist
  • Teacher
  • Science Journalist
  • Toxicologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Phlebotomist

Career Advising

Whether you have a specific career goal in mind or a vague idea of the field that interests you, Career Advising 是来帮你计划下一步的吗.

Facilities

澳客网官网的实验室科学课程设在Peter和Cecile Morgane Hall, 在哈罗德·阿尔方健康科学中心增设教学和研究实验室,在皮库斯生物医学研究中心增设生物化学研究实验室. 所有的设施都在澳客网官网beautiful seaside campus in 澳客网官网首页.

摩根大厅存放一般化学, general physics, 生物化学教学实验室以及一些小的研究实验室. 高级化学教学和研究实验室位于阿尔方中心三层和皮库斯中心一层. Pickus拥有灵活的生物化学研究空间, 您与教师一起工作,使用广泛的现代化学和生化仪器设施,旨在有利于学习和研究的生产力.

Experiential Learning

In our Laboratory Science program, you’ll engage in hands-on learning by working with faculty on research projects, conducting your own lab experiments, and getting on-the-job experience through internships – because at 澳客网官网首页 we believe in learning by doing.

Internships

You may complete an internship over the summer at sites including hospitals, private or government labs, educational institutions, or science centers. Or intern during the academic year with one of the prestigious employers with which we partner:

  • IDEXX
  • Lonza
  • Jackson Laboratories
  • Envirologix
  • Katahdin Labs

For more information, contact the 文理学院实习办公室 实验室科学联系辛西娅·西蒙,电话(207)602-2540或 csimon@lbm-efo.com.

Research

澳客网官网提供广泛的研究机会,通常在本科水平不常见-从合成生物活性化合物和工程蛋白材料,合成小分子药物和探索环境毒理学,

  • 与院系合作进行创新研究
  • 在你的课程中从事本科研究
  • Perform paid research
  • 在会议上发表你的发现
Amy M. 德沃,有机和药物化学

有三个正在进行的研究项目在Amy Deveau (Dr. D) lab:

  1. The design and synthesis of naltrexol derivatives for use as pain and addiction therapies
  2. The synthesis and biological characterization of tryptophan-based DNA intercalators
  3. The synthesis of medicinally active, 含氮化合物采用绿色铃木偶联法, and the extension of these experiments to the undergraduate organic lab curriculum.

Overall, Dr. D热衷于寻找方法来激发学生对科学的兴趣,并学习在课堂上整合教学和研究的新方法(i.e. chemical pedagogy).

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数学与物理科学学院学术主任
Professor of Chemistry
Stephen Fox, Inorganic Chemistry

与感兴趣的澳客网官网首页学生和学者一起. Fox plans to:

  • Continue to characterize the physical and structural properties of the dicopper(I) model and its derivatives
  • Further customize the naphthyridine with electron-donating groups to enhance the reactivity of the dicopper(I) center; selectively remove/replace the bridging groups to investigate the utility of the dicopper(I) center as a catalyst for reactions such as aziridination
  • Investigate factors influencing the metal-metal separation through theoretical computational studies.
Amy Keirstead,物理有机化学和光化学

Research in Amy Keirstead's (Dr. K)集团涵盖了各种各样的传统领域, 从合成有机化学到光化学, spectroscopy, materials science and green chemistry, 本科生将在所有这些领域获得经验. Two major pieces of equipment are used for this research: a photochemical reaction chamber, which is a steady-state instrument, 以及纳秒激光闪光光解系统, 它使用纳秒激光和快速探测系统在纳秒到毫秒的时间尺度上监测反应.

联合国雇员艾米·基尔斯特德博士的头像.D.
文理学院副院长
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Jerome Mullin, Analytical Chemistry

博士正在探索几个研究领域. Mullin's laboratory. One area is focused on the determination of heavy metal distributions in sediments from the Gulf of Maine, local rivers, and the Bering Sea, 试图评估目前的重金属污染水平,并确定人为输入这些元素的程度和来源. Of particular interest are the baseline heavy metal distributions in the Bering Sea, a relatively sparsely populated area of high primary productivity still considered to be largely unpolluted. 已确定年代的金属, 采用原子吸收光谱法和阳极溶出伏安法, include cadmium, lead, and chromium.

另一个研究领域涉及一系列组14和15金属环戊二烯(金属烯)的光谱和电化学表征。. These interesting compounds, 它们有不同寻常的光致发光特性, 为导电聚合物的设计提供了单体单元, 用于能量转移应用, 作为发光二极管(led)中的发光物质, and as components of chemical sensors. Luminescence quantum yields for the compounds recently have been determined and luminescence quenching studies are ongoing. Of special interest is the dramatic aggregation-induced emission (AIE) exhibited by many of these compounds, in which luminescence yields are increased by over two orders of magnitude compared to the unaggregated compounds. Current directions in this research also include the development of substituted metalloles designed for increased water solubility, improved luminescence yields, and for use as luminescent probes.

Photoluminescence is also the subject of research involving compounds containing a rare earth ion, e.g., Tb(III), Eu(III), or Dy(III) and the dicyanoaurate or dicyanoargentate ions. These compounds appear to have energy transfer characteristics that lead to "tunable" excitation of rare earth photoluminescence.

其他感兴趣的领域包括基于荧光和/或化学发光的光纤探针的开发,以及用于测定痕量二恶英的基于化学发光的免疫分析系统的开发.

近期资助:美国国家科学基金会.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, EOSAT Corporation, 匹兹堡会议纪念国家资助计划, 美国化学会石油研究基金(PRF), University of New England.

Jerome Mullin
Professor of Chemistry
Ludcke Chair 2013
Deena Small, Biochemistry

One major research area in Dr. Small的实验室正在研究属于Jagged1/Notch和成纤维细胞生长因子(FGF)家族的蛋白质如何在胰岛素等激素的作用下相互作用并调节脂肪细胞分化. 因为脂肪组织的发育和功能也依赖于成熟脂肪细胞的能力,以确保血管系统支持其代谢需求, 该研究还分析了Jagged1/Notch和FGF相互作用在血管生成(即从现有血管中形成新血管)中的调节作用.

“小实验室”的第二个研究项目是一项毒理学研究,该研究描述了多溴联苯醚(PBDEs)的影响, 在各种家居用品中用作阻燃剂的化学品, 上有间充质干细胞分化吗. In particular, 研究的重点是分析这些内分泌干扰物对间充质干细胞生长动力学及其分化为脂肪细胞和成骨细胞的能力的影响. These studies also document the impact that early PBDE exposure has on the formation of adipose and bone. 这两个项目的最终目标是了解这些信号中介与人类健康和疾病之间的联系. Both research projects use a combination of cell culture and in vivo biomedical models such as the mouse and zebrafish. Techniques include standard biochemical/molecular biology methods including quantitative RT-PCR, immunoblot, and ELISA. In addition, Dr. Small employs molecular techniques such as cloning to produce transgenic mice and zebrafish for the studies. 这些项目包括与澳客网官网首页科学家的合作, 缅因州医学中心研究所, SUNY Geneseo, University of Maine, Bates College and University of Quebec, Montreal.

Deena Small
Associate Professor of Chemistry
John Stubbs, Physical Chemistry

第一个领域是DNA传感器微阵列技术, 它是由单链DNA寡聚物结合在表面上组成的. The development of this technology relies on knowledge of DNA denaturation or "melting" and hybridization transitions, and their sensitivity to many variables has left several questions unanswered, such as the mechanism by which changes in physical environment between solution and bound DNA act to influence hybridization, 或者是几乎相同序列的竞争吸附.

第二个领域试图改进分离技术,使用相当无害的材料,如超临界二氧化碳和聚乙二醇,以达到传统工艺处理更有害材料的效果. 分子模拟允许以优化溶剂化条件为目标的此类系统建模,并通过进行不同热力学(e.g. 温度和/或压力)条件和组成.

James Vesenka, Physics

"Dr. V” conducts research in the self-assembly process of four-stranded “G-wire” DNA using scanning probe microscopy (SPM). 他对自组装过程的动力学以及G-wire DNA与底物和双链DNA的相互作用感兴趣. g线是纳米电子设备令人兴奋的候选者, 所以他感兴趣的是它们的电子特性,以及用SPM在微观水平上操纵自组装结构的能力. 随着快速局域网的出现,他使用虚拟网络计算安全地将敏感的SPM连接到介绍性物理实验室的嘈杂环境中.

Dr. V还在物理教育学领域进行研究. He is developing more effective means for teaching introductory physics through the use of multiple representation learning tools, also called “modeling,,其中包括更好的学生评估程序. 2000年夏天,他在缅因州和加利福尼亚州组织了两场培训职前和在职科学教师的研讨会.

Grant support: Research Corporation, National Science Foundation, 缅因州数学与科学联盟.

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