Nicholas Bova
Laboratory Operations Manager

(317) 955-6526
Marian Hall, room 258



I Graduated from Marian University in the Fall of 2015, with a Bachelors in Biology. My studies focused on life and medical sciences in Biology, but in addition to, I also took courses in Chemistry and Physics. I was able to participate in the Marian University Research Symposium my senior year for Cellular Biology, winning the Michael J. Eoff Award for Research Excellence, for determining what specific cranberry extract concentration inhibits bacterial growth in S. aureus. This research was submitted to the Journal of Microbiology, thanks to Dr. Kimberley S. Vogt.


  • B.A. Biology, Marian University, 2015
  • Certificate of Drafting in Architectural Design, Ivy tech Community College, 2008

Research interests

With obtaining a degree in Biology, and having experience working at Elanco Animal Health, drug research and development is definitely an area of interest. In our world of aging antibiotics, alternatives are greatly being sought after, and I have a curiosity in seeking out organic substances that show to inhibit or destroy bacterial growth. It would be interesting to find an organic substance that works better than synthetic medicine. In the future I would like to work with microbiology, virology, and disease pathology.

Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
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Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
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Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
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