Former student develops poultry vaccine
Dr. Van Eck is a senior research associate at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She attended Penn State Wilkes-Barre after graduating from Coughlin High School in 1976. She continued her studies at University Park where she earned a bachelor's degree in biology and went on to earn her master's degree from the University of Delaware and her doctorate from Cornell University.
Dr. Van Eck met her future husband, Nick, while at Penn State. The couple has two sons.