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Biology/Chemistry 475
Fall 2015  •  Mondays 4:00-5:00 p.m. • Library 11
Coordinator: Dr. Jon Visick (

Student presenter

Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry students do research as part of their major requirements and present their results in our interdisciplinary seminar (BIO/CHM 475).

You will take the seminar course three times. The first two times, you are a participant and register for zero credits (see participant syllabus).

After completing a research project (see presenter syllabus to learn more about the kinds of research projects that can be presented), you register as a presenter for one credit and present your results during that term.

Seminar is offered every term and meets one hour once a week on Monday afternoons. Students of any level can take the course as participants, and any student may attend individual seminars without being registered for the course.

DateSpeakerTitle (click links for abstracts)
14 Sep 2015 none
Organizational meeting for presenters and participants
21 Sep 2015 Dr. Julie Swartzendruber
Loyola University Medical Center
Protection from Allergic Disease by Bacterial Sugars
28 Sep 2015 Obaid Khurram (Physics '13)
Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Graduate School
Neural Circuitry, Neuroplasticity, and Diaphragm Motor Unit Recruitment
05 Oct 2015 Cameron Harvey
North Central College
Protein Regulation of Glycogen Accumulation in Yeast
  David Therriault
North Central College
Creation of cotH knockout mutants in Bacillus firmus
12 Oct 2015 Dr. Chandreyee Mitra
North Central College
Expression and Evolution of Phenotypes in Variable Environments: Studies in Two Insect Species
19 Oct 2015 Kailie Briza
North Central College
Filamentation patterns in isoaspartyl repair-deficient Escherichia coli under low-salt stress
  Cory McCleave
North Central College
Statistical Analysis of Tobacco for Country of Origin via H1-NMR and Multivariate Component Analysis
26 Oct 2015 Dr. Nick Boaz
North Central College
How To Break A C-H Bond: A Detective Story of Iron and Iodine
02 Nov 2015 Cynthia Macias
North Central College
The Effect of the Mutations in flare and twinstar on Denticle Phenotype in Drosophila melanogaster Embryos
  Kevin Davenport
North Central College
09 Nov 2015 Ian Braun, Olivia King and Kori Sye
Off-campus summer research
16 Nov 2015 Dr. Nick Cianciotto
Microbiology & Immunology, Northwestern University
Dr. Cianciotto's lab site
Legionnaire's disease and mechanisms of Legionella pneumophila virulence