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At Harrisburg University, imagination and science merge, leading to life-changing research breakthroughs. Professors and students harness their passions to take journeys of discovery. Their recipe for success blends rigorous research, academic wisdom, and real-world know-how.

Undergraduate research assistants like Senior Biology major Ian Sabol, who works in Dr. Akeisha Belgrave’s Biophysics Lab, hit the ground running when they graduate from Harrisburg University. Belgrave, assistant professor of Applied Mathematics and Biological Sciences, works with students who major in Integrative Sciences, Biotechnology, and more, on their experiential projects and independent research at the university.

Students like Sabol develop tools and practices aimed at improving the ecosystem to determining the effects of bacterial cell wall turnover toward a change in antibiotic efficacies, motility, and cell shape. Watch a video where Sabol explains his work:

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