Jacob Marogi ’19 discovers more than just bacteria in first year research

“I wouldn’t be here today if it hadn’t been for a professor I had over 20 years ago inviting me to join his lab and do research, and so I get to pay that forward everyday,” said Dr. Nikki Shariat, associate professor of biology.
Dr. Shariat brought her Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats research to Gettysburg College three years ago, and Jacob Marogi ’19 has been by her side since the start. The two, along with other students in the lab, have traveled across the country to share their findings with students of other universities, fellow researchers and even members of the Food and Drug Administration. For Marogi, this experience completely changed his career goals.
Watch the video to learn more about the benefits of student-faculty research.


A First-Class Faculty
Support truly excellent educators who are making connections among disciplines.

Engaged Learning
Provide high-impact learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom.


Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Video and Article by Elizabeth Hilfrank '18, communications & marketing intern

Contact: Jamie Yates, director of communications & media relations

Posted: Mon, 4 Dec 2017

Next on your reading list

2018 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize recipient announced

VIDEO: Creating a culture of innovative thinking

Sunderman Prof. Avner Dorman wins 2018 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music

Share this story: