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Recent Seton Hill Faculty Research with Students

  • Dr. Kristen Butela (Microbiology)- Microbial genome evolution of bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) to find out why bacteria and viruses contain certain genes.
  • Dr. Jessica Brzyski (Biology)
  • Dr. Jamie Fornsaglio (Cell Physiology, Genetics) - The impact of chemical exposure on animal cells.
  • Dr. Bobbie Leeper (Forensic Anthropology) - The best ways to remove soft tissue from bones and how this method affects the bones.
  • Dr. Ashley Bartelson (Chemistry) - Development of green methods for the oxidation of organic compounds.
  • Dr. Jonathan Moerdyk (Chemistry) Reactivity of a unique class of organic (carbon-based) compounds that mimic the properties of metal catalysts. This is important to many industries.
  • Dr. Diane Miller (Chemistry) - Determines the molecular properties of various molecules using UV-vis, fluorescent and/or Raman spectroscopies.
  • Dr. Diana Hoover (Chemistry & Forensic Science) 
  • Barbara Flowers (Forensic Science)

Recent Student Internships/Research


  • GlaxoSmithKline US research center in Collegeville, PA. - Protein biochemistry internship with the Protein, Cellular & Structural Sciences department, Summer 2017
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Cincinnati Summer 2017
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at University of Maine, Sustainable Forestry Bioproducts Research Institute, Summer 2017
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at Penn State University Chemistry Program, Summer 2017
  • (Chemical Engineering) Internship with ABB, Summer 2017
  • Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, Summer 2017
  • Conemaugh Hospital System, Mentoring in Medicine Summer Internship, Summer 2017
  • Biochemistry Laboratory Intern, Cancer Care Associates of York, Summer 2017
  • (Forensic Science) Internship with the Detroit Police Department, Summer 2017
  • (Forensic Science) Internship with Monroe County, FL Sheriff’s Department, Summer 2017
  • (Chemistry & Forensic Science) FBI Honors Internship, Summer 2017

Computer Science/Cybersecurity

  • MedCare Equipment Co, LLC 
  • Jenzabar Internship 

Exercise Science

  • UPMC Horizon
  • Excela Health
  • UPMC Shadyside
  • ptGroup
  • NovaCare
  • Innate Fitness
  • MyFitnessKitchen
  • Australian Football Club of Perth, Australia
  • Excela Athletic Training

Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Hospitals 
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Food & Nutrition Service 
  • Head Start
  • The Intersection
  • Westmoreland County Food Bank
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • School Districts 
  • Community Outreach Organizations

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