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Spring 2017

UPDATE-BIOL 299 An Introduction to Clinical Medicine Classes to start Feb. 20, 2017, see message immediately below for details

-BIOL 299 An Introduction to Clinical Medicine  Classes start Feb. 13, 2017. Instructors Drs. Lorenzetti and Miller, seminar course for students interested in MedStep, contact David B. Wing ( to begin registration

-Biology Department Seminar Series
3:10 Friday, Feb. 10, 2017; Byrd Science Center rm 108  Bringing Back the Natives: Restoring At-Risk Species in the Southeastern United States, presentation by Clayton D. Raines, Reintroduction Biologist, Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute.

-AAMC Medical School Virtual Fair – Registration Now Open 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Feb. 16, 2017 WVU School of Medicine is particpating.  Visit for more details

-Special Seminar  Dr. David Salomon will present a seminar about cancer genetics March 3, 2017.  Watch this page for updates.

-Information Session A representative from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine will be on campus to meet with students interested in a career in medicine to discuss admission requirements and financial aid at WVSOM.  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Center.

-Open House for WV School of Osteopathic Medicine April 8, 2017.  For more information please Website: 

Fall 2016

Lucky Bamboo Sale !! Support Shepherd TriBeta (BBB) chapter Rho Omega and buy a living and lucky bamboo plant.  Rams Den Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

– Seminar: Dr. Irina Tiper Connecting the Dots: From Cancer Biology to Immunotherapy to Blood Safety, Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 11:10 AM in BY 108.  She is now a post-doc at the FDA, working on a project on blood-borne pathogen detection and Ebola genome sequencing. She is coming back to Shepherd to talk about her work and answer students’ questions about her project at the FDA!  Please attend if you are able!

-Graduate School Information Session: Tuesday, Nov. 15th from 4:10 to 6:00 pm in BY 108.  A panel of guest speakers working in a number of fields of science will relate their experiences and answer questions about applying to and completing graduate school programs.

-Guest Speaker: Kristin Jones, P.A.-Certified ( Monday, November 14, 11:10AM in BY 108..   She will discuss her experiences becoming and being a physician assistant.

-Biology Majors Picnic: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm on the lawn outside the Byrd Science Center.  Food, refreshments, games, trivia, and prizes.  Come meet classmates and biology faculty.

-ADVISEMENT: Hello Biology Majors, advisement begins Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.  Please SIGN-UP for an appointment with your advisor.  Sign-up sheets are on the office door of your advisor.

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships,  Informational Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 29, 4:00 pm Room: SN 338

Biology Seminar Series, The Ecology of Plant Invasions in Hawaii, Dr. Matthew Lurie, Ph. D. Friday, Sept. 30, 3:10 pm, Room: White Hall 104

-Marshall University, Wednesday, October 5, 12 pm to 5:30 pm EST the Office of Research and Graduate Education will be hosting an online chat room at the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair representing the following Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine graduate programs:

Students may register at