Daniel Moloney , Ph.D.
Stony Brook Undergraduates
Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Fellowship
This National Institutes of Health program was developed to increase the number of Ph.D. scientists from underrepresented minority groups who are engaged in biomedical research. MARC Fellows receive funds for tuition plus a stipend.
Biology Partnership in Research and Education Program - BioPREP
This National Institutes of Health program was developed to encourage underrepresented students at two-year institutions who want to transfer to four-year schools and prepare for careers in the biological sciences. Participants receive $2400 salary for completion of BioPREP and are responsible for their room ($800) and board costs.
Biotechnology Summer Camp
The goal of this program is to introduce motivated high school students to the techniques used in modern biotechnology research. The students begin by learning concepts and techniques as a class but quickly move to working in with a partner on a research project. There are lectures by university faculty, library research and model systems such as bacteria, yeast, Euglena, C. elegans and Dictyostelium, to help students choose and explore topic areas that interest them. Students use the information and techniques to develop and test a hypothesis using one of the model systems. Work is presented in a formal poster session at the end of the program. Students in this program live on campus during the week and go home on the weekends.