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College of Mount Saint Vincent Assistant Professor of Chemistry Awarded Honorable Mention in Olympus 2011 BioScapes Competition


Riverdale, N.Y. – Assistant Professor of Chemistry Janet Rollins received an Honorable Mention for her photomicrograph titled “Drosophila sperm” in the 2011 BioScapes competition sponsored by Olympus.

A photomicrograph is a photograph of an image captured from a microscope. Dr. Rollins used a special type of microscope known as a confocal microscope, which uses lasers to capture optical sections through the tissue, to create her winning submission.

Dr. Rollins also won an award for outstanding performance at the MAC poster competition at the 2001 annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in Denver, Colo. in December.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.