2015 Archives

Dec 11, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Biology Faculty Member Carol Goodwillie to Give Commencement Address

Award winning biology professor, Dr. Carol Goodwillie, to speak at ECU fall commencement....

Dec 07, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Biology Undergraduate Researchers Highlighted

Two Biology undergraduates and their research opportunities and experiences were featured in an ECU News Services article....

Nov 20, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Dr. Chris Balakrishnan Coauthors Paper Published in Science

The November 2015 issue of Science includes a research article coauthored by Dr. Chris Balakrishnan. The article investigates recombination hotspots in species lacking the PRDM9 gene....

Nov 16, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Paper Coauthored by ECU Biology’s Sue McRae Gets Extensive Press Coverage, Including Washington Post

A paper in Nature Genetics coauthored by Biology's Dr. Sue McRae (published online 16 November 2015) detailing the role of a supergene in determining highly divergent male reproductive morphs in the ruff has generated significant interest in the popular press, including the Washington Post....

Nov 01, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Biology Graduate Students Participate in the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Four graduate students, MS students Gina Bledsoe (Dr. Peralta), Tori Goerig (Dr. Ardon), Tom Miller (Dr. Issa) and PhD student Suelen Tuillo (Dr. Chalcraft), presented their research at the 2015 ECU 3 MT Thesis completion. Tom and Suelen were selected as finalists in the competition and Tom won the People's Choice Award, one of the two top prizes at the 3MT competition....

Sep 29, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Jolls Lab Endangered Plant Research Highlighted

Jolls lab research on the effect of invasive plants and weevils on the endangered Pitcher's Thistle receives coverage in "Great Lakes Echo."...

Sep 15, 2015
  • ECU Biology

ECU Biology Advancement Council tours Tar River with Dean Bill Downs and Distinguished Prof. Roger Rulifson

ECU Biology Advancement Council tours Tar River with Dean Bill Downs and Distinguished Prof. Roger Rulifson, after record year of fundraising....

Sep 10, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Graduate students share research on social media

Biology students Molly Albecker, Daniel Newhouse and numerous others are among a new generation of researchers - graduate students and early career professors - who are embracing social media, blogs...

Sep 08, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Biology Homecoming Nerd Nite Oct. 16 with Dr.’s Ariane Peralta, Seth Barribeau

Alums and friends of Biology join us for drinks, snacks, Oct. 16, 5-7pm in Howell N102 with Ariane Peralta: If you build it, will 'they' come?: Restoring ecosystems, many microbes...

Aug 25, 2015
  • ECU Biology

New Paper by Incoming PhD Student on Mosquitofish Genital Evolution Gets Extensive Online Coverage

Chris Anderson, an incoming Ph.D. student joining Dr. Jeff McKinnon's lab, has received extensive online coverage for a new paper published in Evolution (Early View, August 26 2015) on the origins of female genital diversity....

Jul 27, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Distinguished Professor Roger Rulifson and CRM student Chuck Bangley Quoted Widely on Shark Attack Spike

The recent spike in shark attacks along the coast of North Carolina has resulted in the media and public looking to ECU shark biologists Dr. Roger Rulifson and CRM student Chuck Bangley for answers. They have been quoted in articles published from the local Daily Reflector to AsiaOne in Singapore!...

Jun 22, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Balakrishnan Lab Funding Success Continues

Dr. Chris Balakrishnan and his lab continue to be successful in securing research funding, recently receiving $390,000 from the National Science Foundation to study brain development in the African pin-tailed...

Jun 16, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Grad Student Photo of Frog Named after Professor on Journal Cover

The cover of the current issue of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology features an image of Ranitomeya summersi,(named after Dr. Kyle Summers) taken by his graduate student, Adam Stuckert. The image accompanies an article reviewing the relationship between honest signaling theory and warning coloration....

May 28, 2015
  • ECU Biology

2015 ECU Sigma Xi Chapter Student Helms Award

Faten Taki, an IDPBS Ph.D. candidate, is the recipient of the 2015 ECU Sigma Xi Chapter Student Helms Award. She was honored for her work showing the sensitivity of the post-embryonic stage to drugs of abuse like nicotine and its impact on subsequent generations....

May 22, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Dr John Stiller elected as Chair of the Faculty

Dr. John Stiller was elected as Chair of the Faculty for the 2015/2016 academic year

May 20, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Dr. Marcelo Ardon is a Recipient of the Inaugural Early Career Award

Dr. Marcelo Ardon-Sayao was one of two assistant professors at East Carolina University to receive the inaugural Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Early Career Award, announced Friday, May 15, at a special reception....

Apr 14, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Dr. Mary Farwell honored as an ECU Woman of Distinction

Dr. Mary Farwell was honored on April 13 as one of ten inspiring ECU women in a ceremony that celebrated the impacts that women have on ECU and the world.

Apr 10, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Dr. Jinling Huang named a recipient of the ECU Five-Year Research Achievement Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jinling Huang, who has been named one of the recipients of the ECU Five-Year Achievement Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity. He will be honored at a lecture and reception at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the ECU East Carolina Heart Institute Auditorium....

Apr 07, 2015
  • ECU Biology

Dr. Carol Goodwillie wins University-wide Award for Teaching Excellence

The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University North Carolina have selected Dr. Carol Goodwill as one of the University's most outstanding faculty to receive its 2015 Awards for Excellence...

May 22, 2014
  • ECU Biology

Article by Chris Balakrishnan and others honored by editors and readers of PeerJ

A recent article by Dr. Chris Balakrishnan and collaborators published in PeerJ was honored as a top pick for 2014 (20 articles selected from 471 published), and a top animal behavior paper for November 2014....