Biology

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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

Thesis Previews - October 23, 11:05 a.m., Dana 146

Kaki Bennett '15, Davidson College
Do the ENDS Justify the Means: Characterizing the Effects of Electronic Cigarette Vapor on Lung Cells

Devon Harris '15, Davidson College
Interactions Between Mitochondria and Microtubules in Developing Fruit Fly Sperm

Hannah McMillan '15, Davidson College
The Little Molecule That Could: Exploring Calcium's Role in Plant Immunity

Thomas Pederson '15, Davidson College
Restoring Natural Pond Diversity With Drought

Other Fall Seminars

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

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

Shannon Pittman, Ph.D. '08, Davidson College
Importance of Movement Ecology in Species Conservation
November 20, 11:05 a.m., Dana 146

Chris Peek '15, Davidson College
Thesis Presentation: Investigation of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Attachment and Replication
December 10, 4:30 p.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 04, 4:30 p.m., Location TBA


Recent Seminars

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
Thesis Presentation: 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
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