Biology Dept.  |   Biochemistry Program  |   Chemistry Dept.

Biology/Chemistry 475 •  Fall 2014

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. • SC 204

Coordinator: Dr. Jeff Jankowski (e-mail:

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)
17 Sep 2014 Orientation for Presenters and Observers

24 Sep 2014 Ms. Adeline Boettcher

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Elucidating the role of Yak1 through signal transduction with Pat1 and Ypl247 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
01 Oct 2014 Ms. Nicolette Michelson

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Deactivation as a Function of Temperature and Distance from a Chlorinated Carbon on a Carbon Chain
08 Oct 2014 Ms. Hannah Holota

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How Host Plant Quality of Raphanus sativus and Brassica olearacea interacts with Temperature to affect Pieris brassicase Success
15 Oct 2014 Ms. Jessica Simak

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Male Betta splendens: Habitat Selection and Behavioral Responses
22 Oct 2014 Mr. David Cabrezio

University Pablo de Olavide and Andalusian Center of Developmental Biology (CABD)

The Effect of the Mitochondrial Prohibitin Complex in the C. elegans Metabolome During Aging
29 Oct 2014 Ms. Christina Carstens

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Filamentation in protein repair-deficient Escherichia coli
05 Nov 2014 Ms. Shana Border

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The Importance of Visual Cueing in Predator Response Schooling of Neon Tetras (Paracheirodon innesi)
12 Nov 2014 Mr. Zachary Laidley

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Characterization of YAK1 Regulation and its Effect on Protein Kinase A In Saccharomyces cerevisiae
19 Nov 2014 Ms. Julie Yu

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Urban Forestry Soil Amendments and Soil Phosphorus Relating to Tree Growth
  Ms. Shanon Hankin

Restoration of Upland Boreal Forests: The Influence of Organic vs. Mineral Soils on Native Tree Seedling Growth Performance