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Biology/Chemistry 475 •  Spring 2014

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. • G20 (sec 1, 2) & SC204 (sec 3, 4)

Coordinator: Paul Brandt & Jonathan Visick (e-mail: pfbrandt@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)
02 Apr 2014 Workshop for presenters (both sections, G20)

Students registered for seminar but not presenting do not need to attend this session
09 Apr 2014 Jason Karpus (NCC '08) - both sections, meet in G20

Dept. of Chemistry, University of Chicago

Repurposing Proteins To Solve Biological Problems
16 Apr 2014 Eric Swanson (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Assembling an HPLC System for Analyzing Caffeine and Benzoic Acid in Mountain Dew
  Raymond Koenig (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Green Synthesis of Phosphorus-Oxygen Bonded Molecules with the BASIL Technique
  Joel Di Bernardo (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Identification and Quantification of Amphibian Pathogens in DuPage County, IL
  Augustin Perez (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Instrumental Analysis: Troubleshooting of a SRI 8610C Gas Chromatograph
23 Apr 2014 Kelsey Sedgwick (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Potential developmental impacts of carbaryl on Xenopus laevis in the presence of a larval predator
  Bruce Cibulka (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Cyclic Voltammetry: Analysis and Interpretation of Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
  Gianna Medina (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

NMR and Statistical Analysis of Maillard Reaction Products of Varying Sugars
  Adam Federau (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Repair and Validation of a Hach Autocat 9000 Autotitrator
30 Apr 2014 Lindsay Hill-Batorski, PhD (both sections, G20)

University of Wisconsin

Identifying Novel Interferon-Stimulated Genes That Attenuate Ebola Virus Infection
07 May 2014 Nicole Digweed (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Differentiating Catecholamines Using Cyclic Voltammetry
  Connor Brown (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Examining the Effect of High and Low Levels of Caffeine on Aggression in Female Rats
  Zunara Arif (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Stream Restoration
  Robert Ross (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Differentiation of Hop Extracts using 1H-NMR and Principle Component Analysis
14 May 2014 Cameron Anderson (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Analysis of Behavior of Rats after temporary inactivation of the Hippocampus
  Jordan Rosendahl (section 1, G20)

North Central College

The Effect of Temperature on Foraging in Poecilia reticulate
  Daniel Oliver (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Escherichia coli Resistance to Ocimum basilicum and Cymbopogon winterianus
  Kathryn Reese (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Identification and Quantification of Amphibian Pathogens in DuPage County, IL
21 May 2014 Kristopher Bridgeman (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Heterozygote Advantage and Greater Fitness Leads to Ebony Allele Persistence in the First Generation of Drosophila melanogaster Populations
  Nhung Son (section 1, G20)

North Central College

prolonged stress-induced environment and the effects of aggressive behaviors of Betta Splendens
  Jonathon Bitner (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Fish Schooling Behavior in Response to Predation
  Morgan Wichman (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Fitness Tradeoffs Observed in Brassica rapa Due to the Presence of Trichomes when Affected by Environmental Stressors
28 May 2014 Deborah Croom (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Competitive Radical Chlorinations: Effect of Temperature on Inductive Effects of the Chloro-substituient in 1-Chlorodecane
  Loreli Patschke (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Blood sampling methodology to explore the effects of starvation on β-hydroxybutyrate levels in rats
  Samantha Elliott (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Mowing the Lawn Creates an Optimal Foraging Environment for the American Robin in an Urban Setting
  Adam DeRoss (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

The Effects of Road Salt on Plant Germination and Water Retention
  Mackenzie Exline

North Central College

Effects of fluoxetine (Prozac®) on survival rate in early developmental stages of Xenopus laevis
04 Jun 2014 Nicollette Michelson (section 1, G20)

North Central College

The inductive deactivation effect in free radical chlorinations
  Matthew Russell (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Genotyping Isocitrate Dehydrogenase Gene Mutations in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Metastatic to the Brain
  Bradley Boettcher (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Do Plants Send Damage Signals More Effectively at High Temperatures?
  Karli Dallman (section 3, SC204)

North Central College

Effects of social isolation stress on male rats
  Victoria Dunn (section 1, G20)

North Central College

Betta splendens aggression toward varying forms of conspecific images