Biology

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Box 7118
Davidson, NC 28035

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Seminar Series

The Biology Department Seminar Series invites guest speakers from research institutions around the country to share their research results several times each semester. Biology thesis students also present their work through the Biology Seminar Series.

Fall 2014 Seminars

C. Bennett, D. Harris, H. McMillan, T. Pederson, Davidson College
Thesis Presentation and Defense
October 23, 11:05 a.m., Dana 146

Angela Bauer, Ph.D., High Point University
Endocrine Disruption and Human Health
November 11, 11:05 a.m., Dana 146

Jeremy Hyman, Ph.D.
Aggression, Personality and Urbanization in Song Sparrows
November 13, 11:05, Dana 146

Shannon Pittman, Ph.D., Davidson College
Importance of Movement Ecology in Species Conservation
November 20, 11:05 a.m., Dana 146

Sue McRae, Ph.D., East Carolina
Royal Flush: Behavior and Ecology of the King Rail, a Threatened Species in North Carolina's Coastal Marshes
December 4, 4:30 p.m., Location TBA

Chris Peek, Davidson College
Thesis Presentation and Defense
December 2, 11:05 a.m., Dana 146

2013-2014

Sally Permar, M.D., Ph.D., '97, Duke University
Can We Achieve an AIDS-free Generation?

Jonathan Mein, Ph.D., Monsanto Center for Food and Nutrition, North Carolina Research Campus
Vegetable Innovation for Consumer Appeal: Providing Consumers with New, Nutritious Vegetable Options

Patrick Zollner, Ph.D., Purdue University
Over Simulated or Valuable Insight: The Use of Individual Based Models in Ecology

Richard Peek, M.D., '84, Vanderbilt University
The Interplay Between Ulcer Bacteria and Cancer

Catherine Doyle, '14, Davidson College
Converting Aptamers to Riboswitches is Essential for Modular Programmed Evolution of Bacteria for Optimization of Theophylline Biosynthesis

Eric Sawyer '14, Davidson College
Roles for ATP Synthase in Drosophila Spermatogenesis

Nathan Tublitz, Ph.D., University of Oregon
A Spineless Tale: Those Amazing Cephalopods

Birgit Scharf, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Motility and Chemotaxis of the Symbiotic Soil Baterium Sinorhizobium meliloti

David Pfennig, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
The Flexible Organism

Melissa Srougi, Ph.D., North Carolina State
Rho GTPases in the DNA Damage Response

Elene Clemens, '13, Davidson College
Characterization of Ammonium Chloride Resistance and Viral Entry in Reovirus Mutants

Raye Alford, Ph.D. '86, Baylor School of Medicine
Down the Rabbit Hole: The Human Genome & Electronic Medical Records

Max Kern, '13, Davidson College
Honors Thesis Presentation: Factors Causing Deviation from Optimal Egg Size Theory in the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)

Kelli Carroll, '09, Harvard University
The Role of Estrogen on Blood Stem Cell Formation

Susanne Brander, Ph.D., UNC Wilmington
From Molecules to Metapopulations: Assessing Endocrine Disruption in Aquatic Life