Research In Progress (RIP) Seminar Series

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 are primarily invited speakers from the surrounding area as well as our Masters students preparing to defend their thesis. We try to cater to a variety of interests throughout the semester, although some semesters we are more one-dimensional than others.

This year we have initiated a new mini workshop series focused on providing graduate students the tools that they need to succeed in science, no matter where they may end up after graduating. We are very excited about this workshop series and we feel that they will be beneficial to all attendees. We hope to see many ECU biology students for these, and welcome others who wish to better themselves as scientists.

Hope to see you all on Mondays at noon this semester!

Seminars are held in room N106 in the Howell Science Complex.                                                                                                                 












Jan 11




No RIP, first   day of classes






Jan 18




No RIP, state   holiday






Jan 25




No RIP, faculty candidate interview






Feb 1




No RIP, faculty   candidate interview






Feb 8


Cecilia S.   Krahforst




ECU Coastal   Resources Management


Joe Luczkovich


Feb 15


Martha Munoz


The role of   behavior in micro- and macroevolution




Sheila Patek


Feb 22


Clint Penick






Rob Dunn


Feb 29


Jason Bourke


Making dinosaurs   breathe again


NC Museum of   Natural Sciences


Lindsay Zanoo


Mar 7




No RIP, Spring   break






Mar 14










Mar 21


Joanna Blaszczak


Linking urban landscape configuration   to urban stream ecology




Emily Bernhardt   and


Dean Urban


Mar 28


Tiffany Garbutt


Variable Cell States in iPSCs From   Non-Permissive Mouse Strains


NC State


David Threadgill   and


David Aylor


Apr 4


Sarah Davies


Using genetic   and genomics tools to understand the ecology and physiology of reef-building   corals




Chapel Hill


Karl Castiilo,   Adrian Marchetti and Justin Ries


Apr 11


Avery Paxton


Reef fish and offshore energy   development




Chapel Hill


Pete Peterson


Apr 18




No RIP, Earth Day festivities






Apr 25


Victoria Hardy


Finding the function of Cul-5, a   ubiquitin ligase, in Drosophila   oogenesis




Elizabeth Ables


May 2




No RIP, finals week






*Undergraduates (or their faculty mentors) who want to present a poster should contact Adam Stuckert (stuckerta10[at]

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