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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 semester (Fall 2014), we are initiating 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 N107 in the Howell Science Complex.

Date

Speaker

Title

Institution

Lab

9/15

Dr. David Kimmel

Graduate Student Improvement Workshop: Scientific Communication, Dr. David Kimmel,

East Carolina University

 

9/ 22

Morgan Kain

Dances with snails: Variation among the hierarchy

East Carolina University

Dr. Michael McCoy

9/29

Dr. Mark Stanback

Reproductive costs in Eastern Bluebirds

Davidson College

 

10/6

 

No RIP

 

 

10/13

 

No RIP, fall break

 

 

10/20

 

No RIP, reserved for candidate interviews

 

 

10/27

Dr. Beth Thompson, Dr. Keith Keen, Dr. Chris Balakrishnan, and Lenny Yong (PhD candidate)

Graduate Student Improvement Workshop: Writing successful grants

East Carolina University

 

11/3

Amanda Lea

Ecological conditions influence genome-wide DNA methylation in wild baboons

Duke University

Dr. Susan Alberts and Dr. Jenny Tung

11/10

 

No RIP, reserved for candidate interviews

 

 

11/17

Sean Giery

Evolutionary ecology of sexual communication in Bahamian mosquito fishes

North Carolina State University

Dr. Craig Layman

11/24

Jack Girder

Year Round Activity of Peripheral Bat Populations in the North Carolina Coastal Plain

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell

12/1

Bevin Blake

Prenatal Hormone Exposure Programs Social Behavior in the Rat

East Carolina University

Dr. Krista McCoy