MOUNT CARMEL - Christopher Kozlowski, a son of Chris and Maria Kozlowski, of Mount Carmel, graduated from Penn State University with honors, with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology. He also completed a minor in astrobiology.

Kozlowski began college at Penn State Hazleton Campus, earning an academic achievement award as a freshman. At the Penn State Main Campus, he worked in the biochemistry research lab.

He was awarded a Discovery Research Grant to continue research over the summer.

As a junior, he was invited to be a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Kozlowski has accepted an offer into Duke University's cellular and molecular biology Ph.D. program.

He is a grandson of the late Alex and Jane Kozlowski and the late Stanley and Emily Andrulewicz.