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Boyle Receives Scholarship to Study Evolutionary Genetics

Saturday, June 29, 2013 • 6:00am

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Borough resident Michael Boyle will head to Europe this fall on a full scholarship to study and perform research in Evolutionary Genetics.

Boyle was awarded the European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, which is a two-year research-oriented joint Masters Program between four world renowned European universities (University of Groningen, Netherlands; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; University of Montpellier, France) and Harvard University (USA).

Boyle graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Pace University. At graduation, he received the Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Biology for achieving the highest GPA in the program (3.9 GPA), Department Service Medal for his leadership and service to the science department, and the Honors College Medal for graduating from the Pforzheimer Honors College.

While at Pace Boyle served as a Biology 101 discussion group instructor, University 101 instructor, Honors College mentor, science laboratory technician, research assistant, and President of Beta Beta Beta (the national biological honor society). 

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