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Bio Ph.D. Student featured CBS3-Philly Talk

April 20, 2012

Biology Ph.D. candidate Anna Vorobyeva appeared on CBS local news on April 18, 2012 in a segment promoting the Philadelphia Science Festival. Vorobyeva and Josa Hanzlik of Biomedical Engineering showed viewers how to make a simple substance that functions as both a liquid and a solid, a non-Newtonian fluid called a colloid. The CBS segment is one of the many ways the Drexel community is participating in and promoting the annual Philadelphia Science Festival, which runs from April 20-29, 2012. Ashley Kalinsky and Shauna Henley organized the involvement of the Biology department graduate students in the Science Festival. To view a list of other Drexel-sponsored science events, visit the Drexel Now site.

Henley, Kalinsky and Vorobyeva are pursuing their doctorates in the Department of Biology. Ms. Henley works for Dr. Jennifer Quinlan investigating food safety and food microbiology. Ms. Vorobyeva works with Dr. Aleister Saunders investigating genes that regulate neurogenesis and/or neurodegeneration. Ms. Kalinksy works for Dr. Jeffery Twiss investigating the role of RNA transport of neuronal repair.