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Professor serves as keynote speaker at research conference

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Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Dr. Karen Resendes, associate professor of biology at Westminster College, served as keynote speaker at Kent State University at Salem’s 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Friday, Dec. 6.

Resendes, who also serves as co-director of Westminster’s Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research and chair of the biology division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), shared her professional expertise, personal education and research journey, as well as discussed her current research projects. Resendes said she hoped her address would inspire students to continue on to regional and state conferences and to use research as an opportunity to be a part of something larger.

Resendes joined the Westminster faculty in 2009. She earned her undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary.  She holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry from Brown University and performed post-doctoral research at the University of California, San Diego while also teaching at San Diego State University.

For more information about her work, contact Resendes at 724-946-7211 or