Biology

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Box 7118
Davidson, NC 28035

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209 Ridge Road
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.

Upcoming Seminars

Matthew Surdel '10, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Novel Strategies to Fight Infection: Target Identification of a Small Molecule Activator of Heme Biosynthesis
March 16, 4:30 p.m., Dana 146

Dennis Tarasi, UNC Chapel Hill
Invaders in Our Midst: Exotic Plant Species Dominance and Its Impacts in NC Forests
March 24, 4:30 p.m., Sloan 100

Marty Chalfie, Ph.D., Columbia University
Touching Worms: Using C. elegans Genetics to Examine Sensory Neuron Development and Function
April 1, 4:30 p.m., Dana 146

Marty Chalfie, Ph.D., Columbia University
GFP: Lighting Up Life
April 1, 7:30 p.m., Lilly Family Gallery

Sophie Zebell, Duke University
To Be or Not to Be, Questions in Plant Defense
April 9, 4:30 p.m., Sloan 100

Thomas Pederson '15
Thesis Defense: Title TBA
April 15, 4:30 p.m., Dana 146

Kaki Bennett '15
Thesis Defense: Title TBA
April 24, 4:30 p.m., Dana 146

Hannah McMillan '15
Thesis Defense: Title TBA
April 29, 4:30 p.m., Dana 146

Devon Harris '15
Thesis Defense: Title TBA
May 1, 4:30 p.m., Dana 146

Leslie Vosshall, Ph.D., Rockefeller University
Smith Lecture: Title TBA
January 21, 2016, evening

Recent Seminars

Kyle Summers, Ph.D., East Carolina University
Life History Tradeoffs and the Evolution of Cancer
March 12, 11:05 a.m., Sloan 100

Kyle Summers, Ph.D., East Carolina University
Mimicry and Monogamy in Peruvian Poison Frogs
March 12, 4:30 p.m., Sloan 100

Lauren Woods, Ph.D., Davidson College
Influence of Landscape Context and Disturbance on the Biodiversity of Aquatic Ecosystems

Shannon Pittman '08, Ph.D., Davidson College
Importance of Movement Ecology in Species Conservation

Angela Bauer, Ph.D., High Point University
Endocrine Disruption and Human Health

Jeremy Hyman, Ph.D., Western Carolina
Aggression, Personality, and Urbanization in Song Sparrows

Sue McRae, Ph.D., East Carolina
Royal Flush: Behavior and Ecology of the King Rail, a Threatened Species in North Carolina's Coastal Marshes

Chris Peek '15, Davidson College
Thesis Presentation: Investigation of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Attachment and Replication

Sally Permar '97, M.D., Ph.D., 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 '84, M.D., 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 University
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 '86, Ph.D., 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