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Research team

The Lyndaker lab will consider taking new research students each term, depending on scheduling and interests. It is recommended that students take BIO3110 Genetics before applying for research, but exceptions are made on an individual basis (particularly for students who excel in BIO1020 General Biology I and are interested in long-term research projects). If you are interested in joining our team and doing genetic or molecular biology research, contact Dr. Lyndaker as soon as possible! 

For Term 1 2017, the Lyndaker lab includes 6 undergraduate students:

Caroline Connolly '19

Caroline is a junior Biochemistry major and a member of the Honors Program. She is interested in anatomy and physiology, and plans to become an orthopedic surgeon. She is from Newfane, NY. Caroline participates in Pre-Health Club, Tri-Beta, Chem Club, EC Naturals, Women's Varsity Cross-Country, and EC Dance Marathon Morale Committee.

Andrew Spitznogle '19

Andrew is a junior Biochemistry major with a concentration in pre-health 
and a member of the Honors Program. Overall, he is interested in DNA, biochemistry,  and anatomy/physiology, and in the future, he hopes to practice emergency medicine. Outside of academics, he plays for the men’s soccer team, and is from Buffalo, New York. 

Adelheide Bradigan '18

Amber Eggleston '19

Jessica Tiner '18

Heather Mustavs '19

Lyndaker lab alumni

Kelsey Quail '17

Kelsey graduated in May 2017 as Biochemistry major with a minor in business. She is currently attending dentistry school at the University at Buffalo. Her dream is to become an orthodontist and help others have a smile they will love. Kelsey is from Cortland, NY, and loves to play sports and keep herself active.

Sam Brosman '17


Sam graduated in May 2017 with dual Biology and Biochemistry degrees. Sam is from Mays Landing, NJ and was an active participant on campus through clubs and activities that include being a member of the soccer team, a resident assistant, and a gold key. Sam aspires to attend medical school and have a future in medicine.

Cory Blanchard '17

Cory graduated in December 2016 with a major in Biology, a minor in Chemistry, and membership in the Honors Program. His particular biological interests include infectious diseases, particularly Staphylococcus aureus, and his plans are to continue with a career in microbiology and disease study, focusing more on the clinical scene. Cory hails from Cadyville, a small town near the corner of northeast New York, and he enjoys the fresh Adirondack air and cuisine the pristine mountains and lakes provide.