Research In Progress (RIP) Seminar Series – Spring 2022

Our RIP series is designed to give up-and-coming biologists a chance to practice their presentation skills in a formal, but friendly environment. RIP speakers consist of both invited speakers and students within the Biology department. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RIP series will be held online.  Please contact Robert Driver for details.

DateSeminar TitleSpeakerAffiliationLabHost
January 10thFirst Day of Classes, no RIP
January 17thState Holiday, no RIP
January 24thDeveloping best practices for the sea cucumber industry in the North Atlantic and Arctic OceansHeather Penney, PhDMemorial University of NewfoundlandTim Lee
January 31stDisruptions, disturbances, and dueling gradients: oyster reef ecology on the half-shellJoey Reustle, PhDUNC Institute of Marine SciencesTim Lee
February 7thAsch Lab SymposiumBrian Bartlett, Caitlin McGarigalECUJustin Mitchell
February 14thChallenges and opportunities for students with disabilities in evolving learning environments: active learning, online instruction, and undergraduate researchLogan GinArizona State UniversityAnna Ward
February 21stEffects of artificial light at night on behavior and morphology of a freshwater fish (Gambusia holbrooki)Matt JenkinsNC State UniversityChris Anderson
February 28thMarsh sparrows: An investigation into their winter population biology in North CarolinaMarae LindquistUNC WilmingtonCarol Gause
March 7thSpring Break, no RIP
March 14thTo bend or not to bend - role of bacterial nucleoid-associated proteins (NAPs) in DNA structuring and virulenceIan BartonECUField lab
March 21stBiogeographic patterns of macroinvertebrate communities in invasive macroalgaeTim LeeECURobert Driver
March 28thOrnithology SymposiumDavid Chan, Leilton Luna, Ghislaine Cardenas Posada, Lan-Nhi PhungUniversity of Hong Kong, Federal University of Pará, Brown University, Penn StateRobert Driver
April 4thRCAW, no RIP
April 11thInvestigating molecular epidemiology and prognosis of smoking and gliomasSarah AhrKing's College LondonTim Lee
April 18thPhD Alumni SymposiumJeff Cole, Gina BledsoeUT Austin, Penn StateChris Anderson
April 25thTBDOliver TrunschkeUniversity of WyomingColin Finlay