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Dylan Stephens

Alumni CSCG Fellow

I’m passionate about the biology and biochemistry of the human body, but also the ethical questions and implications behind scientific advances.  The intent behind the CSCG lines up with my belief in the necessity of the dialogue between science and society.  After Ursinus, I plan on pursuing an M.D. and going on to volunteer my future skills around the world in service. 

Major / Minor / Campus Organizations

Double Major in Biology and Applied Ethics / Minor in Peace and Social Justice / Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Assistant Chief of UC Emergency Medical ServicePASS Instructor, Tutor, Honors Researcher, Cub and Key Society

My Research

My research is done with Dr. Rebecca Lyczak and focuses on how a single cell is able to develop into a functional, multi-cellular organism.  In particular, I study the formation of the anterior-posterior axis in a sample organism, the nematode C. elegans. 

My CSCG Courses

POL-399 (Science and the Common Good); SOC-275 (Social Problems); ENV-220 (Environmental Justice); PSJ-200 (Peace and Social Justice)

Life After Ursinus

I’m passionate about biochemistry but also the ethical questions behind scientific advances.  This enthusiasm led me to the CSCG.  After obtaining an M.D., I want to serve around the world as a volunteer doctor.