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Undergraduate Research Spotlight

Winter 2021

The Dubrovsky Lab: Our Lords and Ladies of the Flies!

Dubrovsky Lab 2020

As we usher in 2021, a year where scientific discoveries will truly change the world, FCRH is incredibly proud to highlight our very own work on disease prevention and treatment. Dr. Ed Dubrovsky and his team study the molecular mechanisms of various diseases, using fruit flies as a genetic model. What's more, Dr. Dubrovsky's lab has been the home to dozens of undergraduate research assistants. He is currently mentoring seven students! During the summer months as the University prepared to reopen, Dr. Dubrovsky worked tirelessly to safeguard his lab so that he could resume his experiments, knowing how important this experience is to his students' professional development. We were inspired by how quickly he brought undergraduate research back to FCRH. His students, too, are overjoyed to be resuming their fascinating projects. And so, as we enter 2021 with so much hope, we thank Dr. Dubrovsky for all that he does to inform medical treatments and the way that he has made our students an integral part of this impactful work. 

The Scope and Impact of Undergraduate Research

Each month, Fordham College at Rose Hill is proud to share highlights from our thriving undergraduate research program. Our students are actively involved in faculty-mentored research across disciplines, participating in a range of activities including utilizing state of the art equipment in our labs, meeting with patients in medical settings, spending time in the community interviewing and surveying members to achieve a greater understanding of historical and contemporary questions, reviewing source data in New York City and even around the world, as well as collecting specimens in the field for our many projects based in environmental settings. Excitingly, our students' contributions have considerable impact in their respective fields and to their professional development.