Biology

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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 at seminars.

Spring 2014 Seminars

John Cromwell Mather, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, MD
February 12 - 7:30 p.m., 900 Room
The History of the Universe from Beginning to End

Jonathan Mein, Ph.D., Monsanto Center for Food and Nutrition, North Carolina Research Campus
February 20 - 11:05 a.m., Dana 146
Vegetable Innovation for Consumer Appeal: Providing Consumers with New, Nutritious Vegetable Options

Patrick Zollner, Ph.D., Purdue University
March 18 - 11:05 a.m., Dana 146
Over Simulated or Valuable Insight: The Use of Individual Based Models in Ecology

Richard Peek, '84, Vanderbilt University
March 19 - 4:30 p.m., Dana 146
The Interplay Between Ulcer Bacteria and Cancer

Catherine Doyle '14, Davidson College
April 23 - 4:30 p.m., Dana 146
Senior Thesis Presentation:  Converting Aptamers to Riboswitches is Essential for Modular Programmed Evolution of Bacteria for Optimization of Theophylline Biosynthesis

Eric Sawyer '14, Davidson College
April 29 - 4:30 pm, Dana 146
Senior Thesis Presentation:  Roles for ATP Synthase in Drosophila Spermatogenesis

Past 2013 Seminars

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

Catherine Doyle '14 and Eric Sawyer '14
Biology Thesis Previews

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
Down the Rabbit Hole: The Human Genome & Electronic Medical Records

Maddie 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