Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 2/21/02Marlboro College Unveils New DNA Lab

MARLBORO, VT - A new DNA lab will be unveiled at Marlboro College today, February 21, at 4:00 p.m. in room 112 of the Brown Science building on campus. Biochemistry Professor Todd Smith, who has been overseeing the remodeling of the chemistry lab into the new DNA lab, and several of his students will be on hand to show the new facility.

According to Smith, "The goal for the new lab is to combine the college's historic interest and strength in ecology and conservation biology with newer lab-based techniques in molecular genetics. The new lab will give students the ability to apply cutting-edge scientific methods to their projects, and to do so right here at Marlboro. Ideally students will be able to conduct their fieldwork in distant corners of the world, or right here in Vermont, and then run their analyses at Marlboro, instead of having to rely on finding time or equipment at other facilities."

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 300 undergraduate students enjoy a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community, and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro's nearby Brattleboro-based Persons School features four master's degree programs and brings together education and entrepreneurship, while offering technology resources to the community.

For more information on Marlboro, call (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at http://www.marlboro.edu.

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