Department of Biotechnology

Abhishek Bagale standing outside of the College of Architecture & Environmental Design building.

Abhishek Bagale is a senior Honors College student majoring in biotechnology and minoring in chemistry. Before graduating this spring, Abhishek plans to defend his Senior Honors Thesis in April. Abhishek first became interested in the thesis program in the spring of 2019, when he joined Dr. Gary Koski’s research lab on cancer immunology. Working with the graduate and postdoctoral students in Dr. Koski’s lab inspired Abhishek to conduct similar research of his own. Dr. Koski’s lab focuses on using the body’s existing immune system to ward off cancer cells, so when Abhishek asked Dr. Koski to b...

A team of Kent State students took first place in the seventh annual Mission: Life international competition on Nov. 12, which took place at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. The winning team, aided by Edgar Eduard Kooijman, Ph.D., (Director, Biotechnology Program and Associate Professor, Biological Sciences) and J.R. Campbell (Executive Director, Design Innovation Initiative and Professor, The Fashion School), traveled to Texas to present their idea that addressed this year’s topic of immigration in the 21st century.   Mission: Life is an in...

Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Squires Scholarships for 2014-2015 have been awarded to Nicole Datko and Jillian Goltl. The award recognizes outstanding academic scholarship and research efforts by students who are majoring in Biotechnology.  Congratulations! ...