• As a child, Pyu Pyu Win ’24 and her family immigrated to the United States from Myanmar. They stopped in Illinois and Indiana before settling in Utica, N.Y., where The Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program (YSLPP), a collaborative project established between Utica University and the Utica City School District, helped Win navigate her education and ultimately become a Hamilton student.

  • Genetic inheritance might seem straightforward enough. Middle schoolers around the country learn the formulaic predictions of Punnett Squares, and for the most part, the science appears cut-and-dry. Chromosomes passed on through sperm or eggs have a 50-50 shot at inheritance. Right?

  • Ten Hamilton faculty members were approved for tenure by the College’s Board of Trustees at its March meeting. They include Ryan Carter (music), Jose Ceniceros (mathematics), Alexsia Chan (government), Justin Clark (philosophy), Matt Grace (sociology), Tom Helmuth ‘09 (computer science), Natalie Nannas (biology), Colin Quinn (anthropology), Anne Valente (literature and creative writing), and Keelah Williams (psychology).

  • When the pandemic began, programs that fostered college and community connections also took a hit. Hamilton’s new SciKids YouTube channel offers a remote way to get even more students wondering if science may be in their future.

  • “Aurora B Tension Sensing Mechanisms in the Kinetochore Ensure Accurate Chromosome Segregation,” by biochemistry/molecular biology majors Shelby McVey ’22, Jenna Cosby ’23, and Assistant Professor of Biology Natalie Nannas, was published in the International of Molecular Sciences.

  • Supported by a $86,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation, Assistant Professor of Biology Natalie Nannas is on sabbatical studying an aspect of chromosomal cell division that could help inform fertility treatments and may also apply to cancer therapies.

  • Bioethics students try their hand at podcasting to address topics such as stem cell therapy, predicting criminality, and data privacy.

  • From questioning whether a coup should ever be labeled “good” to protesting recent immigration policies, opinions expressed by faculty appeared in major national publications via essays and letters to the editor throughout the year.

  • A study on transgenics in maize by Assistant Professor of Biology Natalie Nannas and her colleagues at the University of Georgia was published in the journal Plant Cell earlier this year.

  • Assistant Professor of Biology Natalie Nannas along with collaborators at the University of Georgia recently won a four-year National Science Foundation Grant for a project titled "Rebuilding a kinesin-based meiotic drive system from defined component."

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