Biology Dept.  |   Biochemistry Program  |   Chemistry Dept.

Biology/Chemistry 475 •  Spring 2015

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. • SC 204

Coordinator: Dr. Gregory Ruthig (e-mail: grruthig@noctrl.edu)


Student presenter

Seminar provides an opportunity for all students majoring in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry to gain practical experience in verbally communicating scientific information. All of our students are required to perform original research either as part of a class, an independent study or a summer program. The weekly seminar series is the chance to share that work with our local scientific community.

North Central students are required to register for Seminar three times, which don't need to be consecutive. The first two times you are considered to be a "participant" and will register for zero credits. You may substitute CHM190/BIO290/BIO291 ACCA seminar for one of these two required zero-credit seminars. The third time that you register for Seminar, you will register for one credit and are a "presenter." That is your chance to tell your peers about your work, why it is important and what was learned.

Both participants and presenters should read the Seminar guidelines, which explain the expectations for seminar and how you will be graded. Presenters should also see the presentation tips.


 

DateSpeakerTitle (click links for abstracts)
01 Apr 2015 Jennifer Brace

Northwestern University

The Weiss Lab
One step at a time: A cell separation checkpoint ensures the proper order of late cytokinetic events
08 Apr 2015 Solomon David

The Shedd Aquarium

Great Lakes Migratory Fishes: Diversity, Restoration, and Reemergence
15 Apr 2015 Dr. Scott Daly

University of Iowa

Metal-Ligand Covalency in Phosphine Complexes: The Impact of Coordination Geometry, Diphosphine Bite Angle, and Trans Influence Variations
22 Apr 2015 Eva Allen

North Central College - SC 204

Green Chemistry Synthesis of Phosphorus-Oxygen Bonds Using BASIL™
  Andrew Munoz

North Central College - SC 204

Forests Gap’s Effect on Tropical Plant Richness and Diversity in Manuel Antonio National Park
  Daniella Martinez

North Central College - G20

Volatile Acids Presence in Wastewater Sludge: A Case Study
  Jane McCullough

North Central College - G20

Characterization of twinfilin mutants and ck/myosinVIIA mutants in denticle formation
29 Apr 2015 Manali Shah '98

Monsanto

TBA
06 May 2015 Matthew Muth

North Central College - SC 204

Inhibition of K12 E. Coli Through Threonine Modification
  Alejandra Soto

North Central College - SC 204

The effects of Myosin VIIA, Singed and Forked on the formation of denticles in Drosophila melanogaster
  Andikan Essien

North Central College - G20

Method Development for the Rapid Moisture Analysis of High Glycerin Content Soap Pellets
  William Rotunno

North Central College - G20

Methodological Investigations into Optimizing 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde Synthesis
13 May 2015 Neil Hummer

North Central College - SC 204

The evolution and tradeoffs of trichome development in Fast Plants
  Alex Cairo

North Central College - SC 204

Reactive Intermediates of Dopamine Metabolism
  Samantha Czernik

North Central College - G20

Domestication: Increasing phenotypic similarities in newly domesticated animals
  Anthony Laporta

North Central College - G20

Conspecific Socialization and Predator Detection in Bloodfin (Aphyocharax anisitsi)
20 May 2015 Ben Redmond

North Central College - SC 204

The effects of null cotH mutation on spore coat formation in B. vedderi
  Sebastian Flieger

North Central College - SC 204

The Effects of Myosin VIIa, Singed and Forked, and Triple Mutant on the formation of denticles in Drosophila Melanogaster
  Melissa Nelson

North Central College - G20

Clay pots: A sustainable method of irrigation
  Désury Paredes

North Central College - G20

Statistical Analysis of Tobacco for Country of Origin via 1H-NMR and Multivariate Component Analysis
27 May 2015 Alexis Ernst

North Central College - G20

Appearance of a Predator Increases the Amount of Avoidance Exhibited by Songbirds by Decreasing the Duration of Time Spent Feeding
  Winnie Fong

North Central College - G20

Phaseolus vulgaris Growth during Sporadic Cold Stress From Cold Acclimation and Sporadic Heat Stress From Heat Acclimation
  Jordyn Beck

North Central College - SC 204

Post-Pubescent Learning and Stress Responses in Food Deprived Rats
  Evan Wilson

North Central College - SC 204

Effects of Isolation from group members and predator avoidance behavior in Aphyocharax anisitsi
03 Jun 2015 Mayra Zerpa Calderon

North Central College - SC 204

Aggressive behavior as an adaptation in wild-caught and tank-bred male Poecilia reticulata.
  Evan Gallegos

North Central College - SC 204

TBA
  Daisy Lauriano

North Central College - G20

Analytically quantifying dextromethorphan in over-the-counter cough medicine using fluorescence spectroscopy and GC analysis
  Cristina Francisco

North Central College - G20

T-Maze and Radial Arm Maze Reversal Learning in Rats