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Mailing Address

Box 7118
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035


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.

Spring 2015 Seminars

Shannon Pittman '08, Ph.D., Davidson College
Importance of Movement Ecology in Species Conservation
January 27, 11:05 a.m., Dana 146

Lauren Woods, Ph.D., Davidson College
Influence of Landscape Context and Disturbance on the Biodiversity of Aquatic Ecosystems
February 26, 2015, 11:05 a.m., Dana 146

Kyle Summers

Title TBA
March 12, 11:05 a.m., Sloan 100

Dennis Tarasi,
UNC Chapel Hill
Title TBA
March 24, 2015, 4:30 p.m., Sloan 100

Marty Chalfie, Ph.D., Columbia
Touching Worms: Using C. elegans Genetics to Examine Sensory Neuron Development and Function
April 1, 2015, 4:30 p.m., Dana 146

Marty Chalfie, Ph.D.,
GFP: Lighting Up Life
April 1, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Lilly Family Gallery *guest registration requested

Kaki Bennett '15
Thesis Defense: Title TBA
April 24, 2015, 4:30 p.m., Dana 146

Hannah McMillan '15
Thesis Defense: Title TBA
April 29, 2015, 4:30 p.m., Dana 146

Devon Harris '15
Thesis Defense: Title TBA
May 1, 2015, 4:30 p.m., Dana 146

Recent Seminars

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